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The purpose of this case report is to describe the effects of yoga intervention with traditional physical therapy on motor performance and visual attention in a young girl with non-verbal ASD.

Publication Date

Spring 2018


St. Augustine, FL


Autism Spectrum Disorder, Yoga, Psychomotor Performance, Attention, Physical Therapy Modalities


Physical Therapy


Presented at the Spring 2018 Research Day on the St. Augustine, FL, campus of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

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Monkey See, Monkey Do! Utilization of Yoga Intervention for a Child with Non-Verbal Autism



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