Teaching object-control skills to students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be difficult do to the unique challenges posed by the disability, however is necessary for the student’s future success and physical activity. Utilizing Dynamical-Systems Theory and a task constraint model, object-control tasks can be broken into teachable components. Task constraints ensure that the student produces a desired outcome. Utilizing the Test of Gross Motor Development, 2nd Edition (TGMD-2), six object-controls skills were chosen to demonstrate how a constraint model can be used to teach these skills to students with ASD.
Colombo-Dougovito, A.M., & Block, M.E. (in press). Make Constraints Work for You: Teaching Object Control Skills to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. JOPERD,