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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Ting ( Orcid Icon 0000-0003-2377-5370 )
dc.contributor.authorTongish, Morgan ( )
dc.identifier.citationLiu, T., & Tongish, M. (2019). Executive function and motor competence in children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the Texas State University Health Scholar Showcase, San Marcos, TX.

Significance: Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) of all ages have been shown to display considerable motor deficits in both fine and gross motor competence (Liu, 2013; Liu & Breslin, 2013; Provost, Heimeri, & Lopez, 2007; Schurink et al., 2012; Whyatt & Craig, 2012). Researchers also suggest that children with ASD's motor skill deficits may impact their cognitive and executive function skills such as planning ability and problem solving (Schurink et al., 2012). Poor motor function can potentially result in children with ASD spending school learning time focusing on small tasks such as holding a pencil versus listening to the teacher and in turn, affecting their executive and cognitive skills. Understanding the relationship between motor competence and executive function in children with ASD is important in order to find effective ways to improve their skills and school performance.

Research Goals: Investigate the relationship between executive function and motor competence of children with ASD to design interventions to help improve executive function would in turn have positive effects on socialization and physical activity.

dc.description.sponsorshipOffice of Research and Sponsored Programsen_US
dc.format.extent1 page
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.sourceTexas State University Health Scholar Showcase, 2019, San Marcos, Texas, United States
dc.subjectMotor competence
dc.subjectAutism spectrum disorder
dc.subjectCognitive skills
dc.subjectExecutive function skills
dc.subjectHealth Scholar Showcase
dc.titleExecutive Function and Motor Competence in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorderen_US
dc.description.departmentHealth and Human Performance



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