Motor Skills

Yoga & Autism | 5 Benefits

Autistic minds can be a noisy place.  Children in the spectrum can have trouble concentrating due to sensory issues, and overloads that can lead them to anxiety and stress. Sports are highly recommended to ease stress and improve focus, however, due to motor skills and physical coordination challenges, it can be hard for children to…

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Weighted Pencils: The Answer to Improve Fine Motor Skills

Most parents in the spectrum report that tasks related to fine motor skills can be a challenge for autistic children. Drawing, and writing can be difficult however, weighted pencils have shown to be the answer to improve hand coordination. What Are Weighted Pencils?  Weighted pencils are considerably heavier and thicker than a regular pencil, thus…

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Hypertonia and Hypotonia: Overcoming Motor Disorders in Autism

Children with autism are often challenged by motor skill problems that can affect their abilities to walk, run, play, and even write. According to a recent study, up to 83 percent of children with autism spectrum disorder were identified as below average in motor skills development.  Today we will analyze two of the main motor/muscular…

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