Children with ASD have delays, differences or disorders in many areas. In addition to developmental delays, most have low muscle tone and experience difficulty with gross motor coordination (running, kicking, throwing, etc.). These issues can interfere with basic day-to-day functioning, and they’re almost certain to interfere with social and physical development.
Physical therapists are trained to help with these issues. Not only can a physical therapist help your child to build muscle strength and coordination, but she can do so in the context of sports, recess, and/or gym. As a result, physical therapy
can improve functioning and social skills at the same time.