Aerobics programme has big benefits for autistic children, Hong Kong study finds

Almost 80 per cent of parents whose autistic children attended an aerobics programme believed the training had improved their children’s social and communication skills, the programme’s designers have found.

The findings were released on Saturday by the team from Education University, Chinese University and Baptist University.

The training includes various games that aim to enable children to get to know each other, play and improve their physical strength together. Activities include asking children to sing the same song together before the games and asking them to run between two baskets multiple times and move a beanbag from one to the other.

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3rd February 2018
South China Morning Post