Yoga For Kids With Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Yoga for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder Children with autism spectrum disorder have a unique set of challenges in day to day living. Those who have autism spectrum disorder find communication and social situations difficult. Autisms Spectrum Disorder is “characteristic include markedly abnormal or impaired development in social interaction and communication, and restricted activity and interest repertoires” (page 1 integrated approach to yoga therapy and autism spectrum disorders) Treatment is very different and needs to be individualized for each child. When looking at treatment yoga has recently introduced to the list of options Yoga was introduced in the late 19th early 20th century but it was not until recently it has been shown to help the child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. But can yoga be beneficial and instrumental in helping kids that have Autism Spectrum Disorder? According to the CDC (Center of Disease Control) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Many people with ASD also have different ways of learning, paying attention, or reacting to situations that come up in the day to day living. We don’t know what exactly cause autism spectrum disorder and the symptoms can vary from child to child. Children can be diagnosed early as early as 18 months however most children are diagnosed later in childhood. ASD includes a wide range, “a spectrum,” of
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