Focus on autism

Core strength and stability is important when lifting heavy objects

Task based training is based on a simple concept: you learn what you practice. In other words motor learning is specific to the task.

If you want to learn to ride a bicycle you need to practice riding a bicycle.

Autistic children and those with developmental coordination disorder do not learn new motor skills in the same easy way, possibly because of differences in the way their brains form new connections.  

Many children with movement difficulties also behavior, emotion regulation and attention difficulties which impact on their function and participation at home and at school. These children often have a diagnosis of sensory processing disorder and receive sensory integration therapy.

Notes and abstracts of research on motor control and brain connectivity in autism.