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Yoga May Improve Behavior In Kids With Autism
October 15, 2012
Source: Disability Scoop
A simple, school-based yoga program can do wonders for kids with autism, researchers say, yielding gains in both behavior and socialization.
In a study comparing children with autism who did yoga each day at school compared to kids who followed a typical routine instead, those who participated in the stretching exercises exhibited significantly less aggressive behavior, social withdrawal and hyperactivity.
For more on the study from American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Efficacy of the Get Ready to Learn Yoga Program Among Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Pretest–Posttest Control Group Design.
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