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Motor Difficulties in Autism, Neural Correlates, and Behavioral Implications

Ardalan A, Assadi AH, Surgent OJ, Travers BG. Whole-Body Movement during Videogame Play Distinguishes Youth with Autism from Youth with Typical Development. Sci Rep2019 Dec 27;9(1):20094doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-56362-6. PubMed PMID: 31882934; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6934713.

Travers BG, Bigler ED, Tromp do PM, Adluru N, Destiche D, Samsin D, Froehlich A, Prigge MD, Duffield TC, Lange N, Alexander AL, Lainhart JE. Brainstem White Matter Predicts Individual Differences in Manual Motor Difficulties and Symptom Severity in Autism. J Autism Dev Disord2015 Sep;45(9):3030-40doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2467-9. PubMed PMID: 26001365; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4554823.

Travers BG, Powell PS, Klinger LG, Klinger MR. Motor difficulties in autism spectrum disorder: linking symptom severity and postural stability. J Autism Dev Disord2013 Jul;43(7):1568-83doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1702-x. PubMed PMID: 23132272.

Impact of Motor Challenges on Daily Life in Autism

Fisher A, Engel C, Geist R, Lillie K, Lutman S, Travers BG. Brief Report: Postural Balance and Daily Living Skills in Children and Adolescents with Autism. J Autism Dev Disord2018 Sep;48(9):3210-3215doi: 10.1007/s10803-018-3558-1. PubMed PMID: 29616483; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6082712.

Travers BG, Mason A, Gruben KG, Dean DC 3rd, McLaughlin K. Standing Balance on Unsteady Surfaces in Children on the Autism Spectrum: The Effects of IQ. Res Autism Spectr Disord2018 Jul;51:9-17doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2018.03.008. Epub 2018 Mar 31. PubMed PMID: 30333859; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6186444.

Travers BG, Bigler ED, Duffield TC, Prigge MDB, Froehlich AL, Lange N, Alexander AL, Lainhart JE. Longitudinal development of manual motor ability in autism spectrum disorder from childhood to mid-adulthood relates to adaptive daily living skills. Dev Sci2017 Jul;20(4)doi: 10.1111/desc.12401. Epub 2016 Apr 7. PubMed PMID: 27061223; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5055420.

Motor Intervention in Autism

Travers BG, Mason AH, Mrotek LA, Ellertson A, Dean DC 3rd, Engel C, Gomez A, Dadalko OI, McLaughlin K. Biofeedback-Based, Videogame Balance Training in Autism. J Autism Dev Disord2018 Jan;48(1):163-175doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3310-2. PubMed PMID: 28921103; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5762409.

Surgent O, Dean DC, Alexander AL, Dadalko OI, Guerrero-Gonzalez J, Taylor D, Skaletski E, Travers BG. Neurobiological and behavioural outcomes of biofeedback-based training in autism: a randomized controlled trial. Brain Commun2021 Jul;3(3):fcab112doi: 10.1093/braincomms/fcab112. eCollection 2021 Jul. PubMed PMID: 34250479; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8254423.

Longitudinal Development of Brain and Behavior in Autism from Childhood to Mid-adulthood

McLaughlin K, Travers BG, Dadalko OI, Dean DC 3rd, Tromp D, Adluru N, Destiche D, Freeman A, Prigge MD, Froehlich A, Duffield TC, Zielinski BA, Bigler ED, Lange N, Anderson JS, Alexander AL, Lainhart JE. Longitudinal development of thalamic and internal capsule microstructure in autism spectrum disorder. Autism Res. 2018 Mar;11(3):450-462. doi: 10.1002/aur.1909. Epub 2017 Dec 18. PubMed PMID: 29251836; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5867209.

Travers BG, Tromp do PM, Adluru N, Lange N, Destiche D, Ennis C, Nielsen JA, Froehlich AL, Prigge MB, Fletcher PT, Anderson JS, Zielinski BA, Bigler ED, Lainhart JE, Alexander AL. Atypical development of white matter microstructure of the corpus callosum in males with autism: a longitudinal investigation. Mol Autism. 2015;6:15. doi: 10.1186/s13229-015-0001-8. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 25774283; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4359536.

Zielinski BA, Prigge MB, Nielsen JA, Froehlich AL, Abildskov TJ, Anderson JS, Fletcher PT, Zygmunt KM, Travers BG, Lange N, Alexander AL, Bigler ED, Lainhart JE. Longitudinal changes in cortical thickness in autism and typical development. Brain. 2014 Jun;137(Pt 6):1799-812. doi: 10.1093/brain/awu083. Epub 2014 Apr 22. PubMed PMID: 24755274; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4032101.

Travers BG, Bigler ED, Tromp do PM, Adluru N, Froehlich AL, Ennis C, Lange N, Nielsen JA, Prigge MB, Alexander AL, Lainhart JE. Longitudinal processing speed impairments in males with autism and the effects of white matter microstructure. Neuropsychologia. 2014 Jan;53:137-45. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.11.008. Epub 2013 Nov 21. PubMed PMID: 24269298; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3946881.

Implicit Learning in Autism

Mussey JL, Travers BG, Klinger LG, Klinger MR. Decision-making skills in ASD: performance on the Iowa Gambling Task. Autism Res2015 Feb;8(1):105-14doi: 10.1002/aur.1429. Epub 2014 Nov 4. PubMed PMID: 25371315.

Travers BG, Powell PS, Mussey JL, Klinger LG, Crisler ME, Klinger MR. Spatial and identity cues differentially affect implicit contextual cueing in adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder. J Autism Dev Disord2013 Oct;43(10):2393-404doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-1787-x. PubMed PMID: 23417264.

Travers BG, Klinger MR, Mussey JL, Klinger LG. Motor-linked implicit learning in persons with autism spectrum disorders. Autism Res2010 Apr;3(2):68-77doi: 10.1002/aur.123. PubMed PMID: 20437602.