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Prevalence of motor tests in autism spectrum disorder people

International Journal of Family & Community Medicine
Carolina Lourenço Reis Quedas,1 Rodrigo Takashi de Queiroz Honda,1 Camila Carla Santos Costa,1 Karina Santos Guedes de Sá,2 Flávio Henrique Corrêa,2 Ygor Carrozzini Macedo de Mattos,2 José Irineu Gorla2

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In autism spectrum disorder, studies have in social communication, in their interest,
education and social/educational inclusion with children and adolescents with aspects
studied for this even larger audience is very scarce, observing a gap in the literature
regarding this population. This work aims through a bibliographic survey to describe the
tests that are being used in autism, as their advantages and objectives, are shown as evidence
of study among them. The research was carried out in the Bireme and Pubmed databases
with the descriptors “assessing motor autism”, “assessing motor skill performance and
autism” and “assessing the development of physical fitness and autism”. the search resulted
in 846 studies, after excluding duplicates, 823 articles remained. After reading the titles and
abstracts, 703 studies were excluded and after applying the inclusion and exclusion criteria,
16 articles were included in this review. have similarities with each other, such as some
ages and some tests such as: delineating the trail, basting a cord that is manual dexterity,
grabbing and dribbling a ball and very similar tests such as walking under a line, jumping
on one foot only in displacement, among others. We conclude that the tests available in the
market are expensive for professionals and that each one evaluates more a specific skill for
gaps in the estimates.


autism, motors skills, deficient, motor assessments