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Early Motor Function of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review

Yi Huey Lim, Melissa Licari, Alicia J Spittle, Rochelle E Watkins, Jill G Zwicker, Jenny Downs, Amy Finlay-Jones



CONTEXT: Early motor impairments have been reported in children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD), but it is not clear if early detection of motor impairments can identify children at risk for NDD or how early such impairments might be detected. OBJECTIVE: To characterize early motor function in children later diagnosed with NDD relative to typically developing children or normative data. DATA SOURCES: The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Embase, Medline, PsycINFO, and Scopus electronic databases were searched. STUDY SELECTION: Eligible studies were required to include an examination of motor function in children (0-24 months) with later diagnosis of NDD by usi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funded by the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Australia Centre of Research Excellence (National Health and Medical Research Council); Dr Spittle is funded by a Career Developmental Fellowship (National Health and Medical Research Council); Dr Zwicker is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, British Columbia Children's Hospital Research Institute, and the Sunny Hill Foundation.