Physical activity and cognitive ability in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Public Deposited

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  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is described as a developmental disability characterized by impairments in social interaction, communication, and repetitive or restricted movements. It has been shown that as children with ASD age, their cognitive and social skills improve with time, and physical activity has been linked with improving aspects of cognitive ability. This study looked at the correlations between physical activity, IQ, and age on 21 children with diagnosed ASD. Participants were given cognitive assessments in the form of an IQ test, and ratio IQ scores were calculated for both verbal and non-verbal IQ. Physical activity data was collected using an accelerometer, calculating how many minute per day each participant spend in sedentary, light, and moderate vigorous activity. Results showed a positive correlation between light physical activity and both verbal and non-verbal IQ, as well as a negative correlation between light physical activity and age. With the significant positive correlation found between light physical activity and both verbal and non-verbal ratio IQ, it is possible that light physical activity may be a predictor of cognitive ability in children with ASD, and a malleable intervention point.
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