EFFETTI DELLA TERAPIA MULTISISTEMICA IN ACQUA SULLE ABILITA’ GROSSOMOTORIE E COGNITIVE IN SOGGETTI CON DISTURBO DELLO SPETTRO AUTISTICO

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOtherpeer-review

Abstract

[automatically translated] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of "multisystemic therapy in water" (TMA) on grossomotorie and cognitive skills in children with autism spectrum disorder. The activities involved six subjects and took place through the "planning" of an individualized and interpersonal intervention to reduce symptoms and improve their communication skills and social skills of the child by making use of structured environments of public swimming pools. After therapeutic intervention, subjects showed an improvement in the ratio of coarse-motor development and alteration of cognitive patterns, behavioral, communication and emotional. The TMA program carried out in the same way as a Regular motor activity (Prupas, A & Reid, G, 2001) It seems to reduce these behaviors to muscle fatigue or because exercise produces pleasant interior feelings by acting as a similar automatic reinforcements to those triggered by stereotyped movements. The TMA, also, as suggested by Caputo et al. (2008), promoting the activation of the attachment motivational system, which allows operators to become a secure base in stressful situations and danger, it could intervene in time to improve mutual social interaction.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Cite this