Children with autism show specific handwriting impairments.

TitleChildren with autism show specific handwriting impairments.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsFuentes CT, Mostofsky SH, Bastian AJ
JournalNeurology
Volume73
Issue19
Pagination1532-7
Date Published2009 Nov 10
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1016/j.jns.2009.11.005
Alternate JournalNeurology