Motor impairment is consistently reported in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and may be an early risk factor for core ASD symptomatology. This chapter provides an overview of empirical motor studies in ASD and considers clinical, behavioral, neurophysiological, and neuroimaging studies of motor impairment in ASD. The association between motor impairment and core social communication disturbance is also explored, as well as the high comorbidity between ASD, motor impairment, and other neurodevelopmental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Future research which aims to understand the specific motor pattern that may characterize ASD is suggested.
|Title of host publication||Comprehensive Guide to Autism|
|Editors||Vinood B Patel, Victor R Preedy, Colin R Martin|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Pages||809 - 824|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|