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Hammering that nail: varied praxis motor skills in younger autistic children

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posted on 2020-09-01, 00:00 authored by J Crucitti, Christian HydeChristian Hyde, Mark StokesMark Stokes
Previous studies measuring praxis abilities in young autistic children have only used praxis measures that were not optimised for autistic individuals. Hence, we used the FAB-R to measure praxis skills in autistic (n = 38) and typically developing (TD) children (n = 38) aged between four and 10 years. Praxis abilities were generally not different between autistic and TD children. However, total dyspraxia and errors during verbal command and tool use were impaired in autistic children from a specialist autistic school (SAS). In contrast, autistic participants from the GC typically did not differ in praxis performance compared to controls. Hence, praxis abilities significantly vary between autistic younger children. Exploring mediating influences of such variability is imperative.

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Journal

Journal of autism and developmental disorders

Volume

50

Pagination

3253-3262

Location

New York, N.Y.

ISSN

0162-3257

eISSN

1573-3432

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2019, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature

Issue

9

Publisher

Springer

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