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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Yoga May Improve Behavior In Kids With Autism
A simple, school-based yoga program can do wonders for kids with autism, researchers say, yielding gains in both behavior and socialization.
In a study comparing children with autism who did yoga each day at school compared to kids who followed a typical routine instead, those who participated in the stretching exercises exhibited significantly less aggressive behavior, social withdrawal and hyperactivity.
The findings published this month in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy offer tremendous promise for the growing population of children with the developmental disorder, researchers say.
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