McCleery, J., Elliott, N., Sampanis, D. & Stefanidou, C. (2013). Motor development and motor resonance difficulties in autism: relevance to early intervention for language and communication skills.

Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 7,1‐20.
Abstract: Research suggests that a sub‐set of children with autism experience notable difficulties and delays in motor skills development, and that a large percentage of children with autism experience deficits in motor resonance. These motor‐related deficiencies, which evidence suggests are present from a very early age, are likely to negatively affect social‐communicative and language development in this population. Lee Mas...