Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that results from differences in brain function. While some individuals have known causes, such as genetic conditions, others do not. ASD is not physically distinguishable but is most commonly evidenced through behaviours including communication, interactions, and learning. Children with ASD may also have physical challenges such as delayed motor skills and difficulty with coordination.

How Physiotherapy Can Help

  • Education regarding ASD
  • Assess developmental delays that could affect the child’s gross and fine motor skills
  • Address motor impairments such as respiratory and coordination control, postural improvement, and misalignment
  • Age-appropriate physiotherapy for skills such as jumping, skipping, hopping, throwing, kicking, and catching a ball
  • Fostering participation in social settings
  • Promoting physical fitness and education