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Kata techniques training consistently decreases stereotypy in children with autism spectrum disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22502844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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The effects of 14 weeks of Kata techniques training on stereotypic behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) were investigated. The study included 30 eligible (diagnosed ASD, school age) children with ages ranging from 5 to 16 years whom they assigned to an exercise (n=15) or a no-exercise control group (n=15). Participants of the exercise group received Kata techniques instruction four times per week for 14 weeks (56 sessions). Stereotypy was assessed at baseline (pre-intervention), week 14 (post-intervention), and at one month follow up in both groups. Results showed that Kata techniques training significantly reduced stereotypy in the exercise group. Following participation in Kata techniques training, stereotypy decreased from baseline levels by a M of 42.54% across participants. Interestingly, after 30 days of no practice, stereotypy in the exercise group remained significantly decreased compared to pre-intervention time. The participants of the control group did not show significant changes in the stereotypy. Teaching martial arts techniques to children with ASD for a long period of time consistently decreased their stereotypic behaviors.
Authors:
Fatimah Bahrami; Ahmadreza Movahedi; Sayed Mohammad Marandi; Ahmad Abedi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-03-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in developmental disabilities     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1873-3379     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Dev Disabil     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709782     Medline TA:  Res Dev Disabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1183-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
College of Sport Sciences, University of Isfahan, Hezar Jarib Street, Isfahan, Iran.
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