Created: June 09, 2017
Anjana Bhat, PT, PhD; Deborah Bubela, PT, PhD, Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 68 children in the United States. Individuals with ASD can experience a variety of deficits or delays in social, behavioral, communication, sensory-perceptual, and motor development. Physical therapists, as part of a multidisciplinary team, help children with ASD manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.