Autism and Martial arts

Can martial arts help used as physical therapy for those with Autism?

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Dr. E. Paul Zehr in his article writes about the study supporting martial arts training as a great tool to improve communications.

“Training in traditional martial arts requires physical and mental focus. As contrasted with martial arts that that focus exclusively on competition and fighting, traditional here  means those practices emphasizing overall skill and character development with movement patterning. Such training is essentially a holistic synergy of mind-body coordination. Habitual practice in martial arts, particularly when structured patterns of attack and defence are repeated, can serve as an excellent tool for physical and mental training.”

full article Martial Arts Training Can Help Autism

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