Decreasing self-stimulatory behavior with physical exercise in a group of autistic boys
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- Watters, R.G. & Watters, W.E. J Autism Dev Disord (1980) 10: 379. doi:10.1007/BF02414814
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Five autistic boys were observed during 27 language training sessions. Each session followed one of three periods: (a) physical exercise, (b) TV watching, or (c) regular academic work. It was found that (a) the lowest levels of self-stimulation followed physical exercise, (b) there were no differences in the levels of self-stimulation following TV watching and following academics, and (c) the levels of correct question answering were not affected by the three different previous periods.