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What gross motor delays are seen with kids with autism?

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Asked by purpleducky at 9:52 AM on Feb. 10, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Sometimes not any. My 12 year old has autism and has always been ahead in his gross motor skills, behind in fine motor

    Answer by missanc at 9:55 AM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • My dd has amazing gross motor skills. She walked early and has the climbing and balancing skills of a 15 year

    Her teacher gets panicky b/c she climbs everything....but I tell her...she will be the first to climb it, the LAST to fall.

    She very rarely falls off anything...I call her my little acrobat.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:00 AM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • As with the other replies, I havent seen any major motor skill problems, and there arent any kids in his AU classroom with problems either.

    Answer by Sweettart522 at 10:02 AM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • Gross? often not many.

    Answer by sati769leigh at 10:15 AM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • My son was good on gross motor skills, no delays. He did have a few issues with fine motor skills.

    Answer by MizLee at 10:42 AM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • My son can't jump to save his life and he is 5 and a half. He is a little clumsy when running but for the most part he does okay. PE is very frustrating for him because he is behind his peers but Fine motor is more his issue as well.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 12:40 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • My son has problems swinging and riding a bike. He fell alot in the beginning because of the toe walking. My nephew has PDD-NOS,and didn't walk til 17 months,crawled at 13 mo,couldn't walk stairs til 2 and a half,and still falls alot.His upper muscles are amazing though! That kid throws like a pro baseball player!

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 12:47 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • My 2 year old has PDD-NOS. He didn't crawl until right before his 1st birthday and he didn't walk until about 16 months. He still has trouble with stairs and he can't get on and off the couch by himself yet. He can jump when he gets excited though. =)

    Answer by Krystal.Ingalls at 4:02 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

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