Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 379–387

Decreasing self-stimulatory behavior with physical exercise in a group of autistic boys

  • Robert G. Watters
  • Wilhelmina E. Watters


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.


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert G. Watters
    • 1
  • Wilhelmina E. Watters
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.M. F. McHugh SchoolOttawaCanada

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