Research Project for Autism — Brain Train & University of Queensland

23rd June 2022

Written by stephsparks

Brain Train is excited to announce that it is partnering with the prestigious University of Queensland on a research project for children with autism.

 

Each child participating in the pilot study will complete 28 sessions of Brain Train’s sensorimotor therapy. The research project will measure each child’s motor movement abilities, physical activity, behavioural aspects as well as a range of autism-specific domains, through formalised assessments. The study will capture detailed information over broad categories, including engagement levels and impact of each session on mood and anxiety and use the captured data to assess each child’s progress over the study period.

The study, which formally commenced in May and is anticipated to conclude by the end of the year, has been in the planning stages for 12 months and comes hot on the heels of new research from the US that motor challenges in autism are pervasive, with up to 87% of the autism community affected, yet only a small percentage receiving motor focused clinical care.

For any questions or enquiries about the study, please feel free to contact us.

Source: https://www.spectrumnews.org/opinion/motor-skills-in-autism-a-missed-opportunity