Journal article

Motor difficulties are associated with impaired perception of interactive human movement in autism spectrum disorder: A pilot study

Ebony R Lindor, Jeroen JA van Boxtel, Nicole J Rinehart, Joanne Fielding

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Introduction: The ability to accurately perceive human movement is fundamental to social functioning and known to be influenced by one's own motor skills. In Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), there is ongoing debate about whether human movement perception is impaired. Given that motor skills vary considerably among these individuals, it may be that human movement perception is differentially affected as a function of motor proficiency. The aim of the current study was, thus, to explore whether individuals with ASD with and without motor difficulties differ in the way they visually attend to and perceive human movement. Method: Three groups of children aged 6 to 14 completed the study: an ASD g..

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