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Children with autism show specific handwriting impairments.
|Title||Children with autism show specific handwriting impairments.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Fuentes CT, Mostofsky SH, Bastian AJ|
|Date Published||2009 Nov 10|
Handwriting skills, which are crucial for success in school, communication, and building children's self-esteem, have been observed to be poor in individuals with autism. Little information exists on the handwriting of children with autism, without delineation of specific features that can contribute to impairments. As a result, the specific aspects of handwriting in which individuals with autism demonstrate difficulty remain unknown.