Getting into the Game: Evaluation of advanced movement skills of school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder

Chief Investigator:

Ms Kerry Evans

Funding Amount:



Novita Children’s Services


Almost half of SA children receiving NDIS support have autism (ASD). These children are less physically active than peers, and movement skill issues are now known to complicate the clinical picture. The motor skill gaps widen with age, leading to less chances for participation and social interaction (i.e., circular impact on ASD impairments). However, there is no measure that fully captures the movement issues in these children. We aim to provide a tool that will. With child input we will also create a user guide for physiotherapists/coaches to inform interventions and support participation.

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