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How to improve muscle tone in children with Autism

Koyeli Sengupta
1 to 3 years

Created by Koyeli Sengupta
Updated on Sep 04, 2020

Reviewed by Expert panel

One of the symptoms of autism is associated with poor muscle tone in children. This interferes with their gross motor skills such as walking, running, coordination and grip. Other signs of weak muscle tone can include poor posture, slouching, lack of body awareness, difficulty in chewing and fatigue. Specific exercises to work on poor muscle tone can help the child gain more control over his body movement and mobility. In this video, Dr. Koyeli Sengupta, a Senior Developmental Pediatrician from UMMEED, Mumbai shares techniques you can adopt at home, to work with your child to strengthen his muscle tone, as well as strategies to motivate the child to participate in these activities readily.

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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