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Study on Motor Skills and Autism

Researchers Megan MacDonald and Catherine Lord have found that kids between ages 1 and 3 can be a whole year behind in fine motor skills (grasping, picking things up, holding a crayon). You can add this to the "duh" file including “Children with autism tend to have gut problems!” and “Children with autism tend to have problems writing!”

Solutions such as Precision Teaching (how many times can they pick up a pen in 1 minute) and a program that includes “Do this” should be considered. Sadly, "adaptive physical education programs" are worthless fluff that are not targeted or intensive enough to get results to help them catch up.