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Dr. Matthew Moran
Impairments in social interaction, communication and repetitive, restricted behaviors are seen in individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). No study has ever determined the differences in movement patterns of individuals with Low Expressive Autistic Spectrum Disorder (LE-ASD) while throwing a ball. If differences in throwing patterns between an LE-ASD population and a typically developing population are determined, then the more thorough description of ASD movement impairments would be evident. Furthermore, these differences could demonstrate that older individuals with LE-ASD have a deficit in movement patterns rather than a delay.
DeFede, Marissa, "Assessment Of Functional Throwing Ability In Individuals With Low Expressive Autistic Spectrum Disorders" (2011). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1.