Mind Over Motor: Understanding Sensory Motor Differences and the Impact of Neurological "Noise" in the Autistic Population

Current research on autism and movement differences point to neurological “noise” that impacts efficient and purposeful movement in the autistic population (Torres, 2018). These differences result in a disconnect between the brain and the body making everyday tasks challenging. Research in the area of nonspeaking autistic individuals and movement differences is lacking. However, the autistic advocates have contributed to a growing body of knowledge to facilitate supportive interventions for motor differences. This webinar will discuss the current research on motor differences in autism, how it applies to the nonspeaking and unreliably speaking autistic population, specific ways to support the brain and body disconnect and how to build purposeful motor skills.