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Engendering Change in the Movement and Communication Difficulties Experienced By Adults with Autism: A Dynamic Systems Approach Using Feldenkrais Movement Therapy

This study evaluated the efficacy of Feldenkrais Movement Therapy as a tool to improve motor planning and function in people with the label of low-functioning autism.  By showing the potential for change in long-standing movement patterns, this study provided a deeper understanding of movement and communication difficulties experienced by this group and of contextual elements that can support and engender the change process. The new understandings gleaned from this research will be used to formulate more precise, experimental protocols in the future.