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Physical Therapist



Physical Therapist

Children diagnosed with ASD may experience motor-planning or sensory processing difficulties, along with stiffness or low muscle tone and other deficits or delays. For instance, if your child is sensitized to sound or light, he or she may not interact with or reach out for a toy that he or she desires.

If your son or daughter has a low muscle tone, there might be a delay in learning to walk, roll over, or crawl. Anything that interferes with developing these extremely vital functionalities can make it challenging for your child to acquire advanced and independent movements.

Hence, medical practitioners often advise pediatric physiotherapy for children diagnosed with ASD.


Pediatric Physical Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder

To help children on the spectrum become increasingly independent in school, at home, and in communities where they belong, pediatric physiotherapy is often recommended by specialists for addressing motor skill deficits, limitations, and delays.

Pediatric physical therapy can potentially aid children diagnosed with ASD to participate more with their peer groups.

Physiotherapy for ASD may address any or all of the following issues and more:

A) General Motor Functions

A pediatric physiotherapist will employ different techniques to target the larger muscle groups of the child with ASD for improving core movements like standing, sitting, running, walking, and much more.

B) Coordination and Balance

Physiotherapy can be leveraged for improving the mind-body coordination to acquire increasingly complicated, smoother movements, such as ascending stairs or jumping.

C) Motor Planning

A qualified physiotherapist can help a child with ASD enhance his or her ability to plan and execute non-habitual and even impromptu actions with the help of motor planning, mentation, sequencing, temporal control, and execution.

D) Strength Development

Physical therapy can be immensely beneficial in facilitating muscle development for reducing fatigue while boosting stamina in children. It is also extremely useful in bettering the postural control required for self-care and fine motor tasks.

At CASE, we work closely with educators and parents and support them through our continuous curriculum development programs, behaviour management training, and organizational support outreach.


CASE is dedicated to the cause of empowering children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD to experience a significantly normal life by providing unrestricted access to its collective knowledge founded on evidenced base research.

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