Motor functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Guide to Autism
EditorsVinood B Patel, Victor R Preedy, Colin R Martin
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Pages809 - 824
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781461447870
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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