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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 4/2017

12-01-2017 | Original Paper

Do Handwriting Difficulties Correlate with Core Symptomology, Motor Proficiency and Attentional Behaviours?

Auteurs: Nicci Grace, Peter Gregory Enticott, Beth Patricia Johnson, Nicole Joan Rinehart

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 4/2017

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Abstract

Handwriting is commonly identified as an area of weakness in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but precise deficits have not been fully characterised. Boys with ASD (n = 23) and matched controls (n = 20) aged 8–12 years completed a simple, digitised task to objectively assess handwriting performance using advanced descriptive measures. Moderate to large associations were identified between handwriting performance and attention, ASD symptoms and motor proficiency. The ASD group demonstrated significantly less smooth movements and significantly greater sizing variability and peak velocity relative to controls. These findings provide a clearer indication of the specific nature of handwriting impairments in children with ASD, and suggest a relationship with core clinical symptom severity, attention and motor behaviours.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Do Handwriting Difficulties Correlate with Core Symptomology, Motor Proficiency and Attentional Behaviours?
Auteurs
Nicci Grace
Peter Gregory Enticott
Beth Patricia Johnson
Nicole Joan Rinehart
Publicatiedatum
12-01-2017
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 4/2017
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-3019-7