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Can cognitive theories help to understand motor dysfunction in autism spectrum disorder?

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posted on 2024-06-03, 21:21 authored by N Grace, BP Johnson, Peter EnticottPeter Enticott, NJ Rinehart
This chapter provides a literature review of various components necessary for adequate motor control. These range from the biomechanical aspects of motor sequencing to the complex interactions that take place during accurate eye-hand coordination. Both sources of motor acts are discussed within the context of tasks that require abstraction and have different degrees of cognitive loads. These include the various visuomotor components required for controlled handwriting, including important aspects of visuomotor integration that seem to develop differently in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We discuss these findings in light of current cognitive theories of social and communication impairments in ASD to try and reconcile disparate notions on their possible links.

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Chapter number

3

Pagination

43-56

ISBN-13

9781482251630

Edition

1st

Language

eng

Publication classification

BN.1 Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin

Copyright notice

2018, Taylor & Francis

Extent

27

Editor/Contributor(s)

Torres EB, Whyatt C

Publisher

CRC Press

Place of publication

Boca Raton, Fl.

Title of book

Autism: The Movement Sensing Perspective

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