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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part B

Efficacy of exercise and early behavioral intervention in children with autism spectrum disorder


Author(s): Amidu Yekini and Adebayo Ademakin

Abstract: Impaired social communication and repetitive behavior have been described as manifested characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In view of this, early interventions may be beneficial to improving these conditions in children with autism. It appears physical exercises in addition to targeted behavioral interventions could be effectively used in the treatment of ASD with a view to improving social communication deficit and stereotypic behavior. This paper therefore reviewed the efficacy of physical exercise and early behavioral interventions on characteristics of ASD. For the purpose of this study, pubmed and google scholar were searched for relevant studies on exercise and early interventions for autism. Ten papers were identified and reviewed in this study. The results of these studies confirmed that early interventions improve social communication and stereotypic behavior in young children with autism.

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How to cite this article:
Amidu Yekini and Adebayo Ademakin. Efficacy of exercise and early behavioral intervention in children with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2017; 4(5): 77-81.
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