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Gait Analysis, Energy Expenditure and Activity Levels in Children with ASD and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders

About the Study
We are looking at the way children with neurodevelopmental disorders move. This is comprised of a thorough analysis of walking patterns and coordination. We are also looking at fitness levels and the amount of energy used for certain tasks. Deirdre Kindregan is a qualified physiotherapist and a member of the research team and is leading this study.

Who can take part?
We are looking for males and females with and without ASD and/or Dyspraxia to take part in this study. Specifically we are looking for children between the ages of 6 and 18.

What will it involve?
The study involves two testing sessions. The first session involves an IQ test and some questionnaires. The second session involves a coordination test, energy expenditure analysis, walking pattern analysis and a fitness test and will take approximately 2 hours.
Arrangements are also made for participants with ASD to complete ADOS-2 and ADI-R assessments during the first session if these have not yet been done.

Interested in taking part?
If you are interested in taking part in this study and would like more information please contact the Autism Research Team at or (01) 8962315.


Last updated 23 November 2016 by School Web Administrator.