Date: 26 Jul 2006
A Comparison of Motor Delays in Young Children: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delay, and Developmental Concerns
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This study assessed motor delay in young children 21–41 months of age with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and compared motor scores in children with ASD to those of children without ASD. Fifty-six children (42 boys, 14 girls) were in three groups: children with ASD, children with developmental delay (DD), and children with developmental concerns without motor delay. Descriptive analysis showed all children with ASD had delays in gross motor skills, fine motor skills, or both. Children with ASD and children with DD showed significant impairments in motor development compared to children who had developmental concerns without motor delay. Motor scores of young children with ASD did not differ significantly on motor skill measures when compared to young children with DD.
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- A Comparison of Motor Delays in Young Children: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delay, and Developmental Concerns
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume 37, Issue 2 , pp 321-328
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- Autism spectrum disorder
- Early childhood
- Developmental delay
- Motor delay
- Motor development
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- 1. Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, 87131-0001, USA
- 3. Physical Therapy Program, MSC09 5230, Health Sciences Center, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 87131-0001, USA
- 2. Department of Pediatrics, Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, 87131-0001, USA