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Teaching Aikido to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Josh Paul, M.A.




Teaching Aikido to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is increasing 10–17% annually. This article provides a background on ASD and discusses general considerations and curriculum for martial arts instruction. Although the curriculum presented is specifically aikido based, the exercises could be adapted to any martial arts environment.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 20 No. 4 (2011): 16 pages.


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