Interventions Based on Physical Exercise and Autism
There are many interventions based around physical exercise. Some of those activities may be very energetic (such as trampolining) while others may be less energetic (such as tai chi).
Specific interventions which include some form of physical exercise or activity include
- Standard health care practices in which exercise is a key component: includes physiotherapy
- Sports-based activities including aerobic/strenuous exercise, cycling, gym work, rebound therapy (trampolining), running/jogging, swimming and related activities
- Mind-body interventions: Includes spiritual activities /martials arts incluing dejian, karate, qigong, tai chi, yoga
- Creative and expressive arts therapies in which movement is a key component: Includes dance movement therapy.
- Animal-assisted interventions and therapies in which movement may be a key component: Includes dolphin therapy, equine assisted interventions and therapies
- Other interventions in which physical activity is a significant component: Includes daily life therapy, the Dore programme, the Miller method.
Please see Physical Exercise and Autism Publications
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- 01 Feb 2016