Sylwia Potępa, Aleksandra Czaplińska, Alicja Salwach, Lawia Szkoda, Andrzej Szopa, Małgorzata Domagalska-Szopa
S.Potępa, A. Czaplińska, A. Salwach, L. Szkoda, A. Szopa, M. Domagalska-Szopa – Characteristics of lateralization in children aged 5-7 years. Fizjoterapia Polska 2019; 19(1); 60-68
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) represents an extensive class of symptoms manifested as deficiencies in such fields as communication, social development and stereotypical behavioural patterns. Autism symptoms appear in social interactions issues, mood disorders, somatosensory disorders, concentration problems. The conversion disorders are frequently diagnosed in autistic children. Maintaining the standing balance is an immensely important skill in the child’s development, which consists in controlling the centre of gravity over the support plane. Appropriate balance is necessary for successful performance of numerous daily actions. Retarded development of balance impedes the future motor development and affects the opportunity of the children’s involvement in interactions with peers.
The purpose of this paper was an impartial evaluation of balance skills in children with autism spectrum disorder.
Material and methods. 30 children 5-7 year-old with ASD, including 22 boys and 8 girls. Methods: The Scoring Form for Fullerton Advanced Balance (FAB) Scale test was used for evaluation of the balance.
Results. The lowest results were obtained in the tandem walk and stand on one leg test. The test results varied in specific age groups, however, the differences were not significant. Substantial differences were displayed in tandem gait test for specific age groups.
Conclusions. In children with ASD disorders in balance skills occur.
lateralization, functional asymmetry, side dominance
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