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ERIC Number: EJ1052776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Evidence for Specificity of Motor Impairments in Catching and Balance in Children with Autism
Ament, Katarina; Mejia, Amanda; Buhlman, Rebecca; Erklin, Shannon; Caffo, Brian; Mostofsky, Stewart; Wodka, Ericka
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n3 p742-751 Mar 2015
To evaluate evidence for motor impairment specificity in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Children completed performance-based assessment of motor functioning (Movement Assessment Battery for Children: MABC-2). Logistic regression models were used to predict group membership. In the models comparing typically developing and developmental disability (DD), all three MABC subscale scores were significantly negatively associated with having a DD. In the models comparing ADHD and ASD, catching and static balance items were associated with ASD group membership, with a 1 point decrease in performance increasing odds of ASD by 36 and 39 %, respectively. Impairments in motor skills requiring the coupling of visual and temporal feedback to guide and adjust movement appear specifically deficient in ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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