Exercises can help children with autism improve focus, balance, motor skills

Exercises and yoga poses can help children with autism and other developmental disabilities gain confidence, develop better coordination, and improve motor skills.

Improvements in balance and motor skills often go hand in hand with progress made in cognitive function and academic achievement.  Exercising and playing sports also gets more oxygen to the brain, helps kids stay in shape, improves sleep habits, and can improve relaxation and decrease aggressive behaviors.

For children with autism, copying a facilitator’s actions can lead to improvements in the ability to imitate, which is often lacking in kids on the spectrum.

To read the rest of my article on Examiner.com, click here.

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