Movement and Coordination
- There is an impression of clumsiness in many children with an ASC, but several studies using specialized assessment procedures have indicated that specific expressions of movement disturbance occur in almost all children with an ASC.
- Some children with an ASC can be immature in the development of the ability to catch, throw and kick a ball.
- Poorly planned movement and slower mental preparation time may be a more precise description than simply being clumsy.
- Teachers and parents can become quite concerned about difficulties with handwriting.
- The movement disturbance does not appear to affect some sporting activities such as swimming, using the trampoline, playing golf and horse riding.
Information courtesy of Professor Tony Attwood.