É comprovado que meditação, yoga e exercícios de respiração tem resultados positivos em autistas. Mas não sei qual especificamente seria melhor.
"A specially designed Integrated Approach to Yoga Therapy module was applied to Autism Spectrum Disorders over a period of two academic years. Despite low numbers (six in each arm), consistency and magnitude of effects make the findings significant. Parental participation, allowing firm guidance to be given to each child, resulted in significant improvements in imitation and other skills, and in behavior at home and family relationships. We hypothesize that guided imitation of therapist body positions stimulated mirror neuron activation, resulting in improved sense of self."
Integrated approach to yoga therapy and autism spectrum disorders
Shantha Radhakrishna, Raghuram Nagarathna,1 and H. R. Nagendra1
"Some individuals with autism engage in physical aggression to an extent that interferes
with not only their quality of life, but also that of their parents and siblings. Behavioral and
psychopharmacological treatments have been the mainstay of treatments for aggression
in children and adolescents with autism. We evaluated the effectiveness of a mindfulnessbased
procedure, Meditation on the Soles of the Feet, in helping three adolescents to manage
their physical aggression. This procedure required the adolescents to rapidly shift the
focus of their attention from the aggression-triggering event to a neutral place on their
body, the soles of their feet. Incidents of aggression across the three adolescents ranged
from a mean of 14–20 per week during baseline, 4–6 per week during mindfulness
training, including zero rates during the last 4 weeks of intervention. Aggression occurred
a rate of about 1 per year during a 3-year follow-up. Our results suggest adolescents with
autism can learn, and effectively use, a mindfulness-based procedure to self-manage their
physical aggression over several years."
A mindfulness-based strategy for self-management of aggressive
behavior in adolescents with autism
Nirbhay N. Singh a*,Giulio E. Lancioni b, Ramasamy Manikam a, Alan S.W. Winton c, Ashvind N.A. Singh a, Judy Singh a, Angela, D.A. Singh a
a American Health and Wellness Institute, Verona, VA, USA
b University of Bari, Italy
c Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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