Estrategias de actividad física planificada en autismo: revisión sistemática

Strategies of planned physical activity in autism: systematic review


Palabras clave:

Trastorno autístico, actividad motora, planificación (es)
Autistic disorder, motor activity, planning (en)



  • Gabriel Fessia Universidad Nacional del Litoral
  • Liliana Contini Universidad Nacional del Litoral
  • Francisco Astorino Universidad Nacional del Litoral
  • Diego Manni Universidad Nacional del Litoral

Objetivo Identificar las estrategias utilizadas en el desarrollo de actividad física planificada y científicamente documentada así como también los resultados alcanzados en dichas intervenciones en niños con trastorno del espectro autista (TEA).
Métodos Análisis sistemático de artículos científicos orientados al uso de actividad física como herramienta terapéutica para niños con TEA. Se incluyeron en la revisión artículos publicados entre 2006 y 2016; los participantes en los artículos seleccionados debían ser niños con diagnóstico de TEA; las intervenciones realizadas debían involucrar alguna clase de actividad física, y los efectos de las mismas debían mostrarse de manera clara.
Resultados Se identificaron seis estrategias de intervención con niños autistas.
Discusión La actividad física influencia positivamente sobre la salud y el bienestar del ser humano, teniendo un papel preponderante en la prevención de numerosas patologías crónicas como así también en TEA. Se concluye que el ejercicio físico programado y correctamente dirigido permite desarrollar habilidades motoras y generar contextos psicológicos positivos y cambios conductuales.

Objective To identify the strategies used in the development of planned and scientifically documented physical activity, as well as the results achieved with those interventions in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Methods Systematic analysis of scientific articles regarding the use of physical activity as a therapeutic tool for children with ASD. Articles published between 2006 and 2016 were included in the review. Participants in the selected articles had to be children diagnosed with ASD; the interventions carried out had to involve some kind of physical activity, and their effects had to be clearly exposed.
Results Six intervention strategies with autistic children were found.
Discussion Physical activity has a positive impact on the health and wellness of human beings, as well as a major role in the prevention of several chronic pathologies. Planned and correctly directed physical activity allows developing motor skills and generating positive psychological contexts and behavioral changes in children with ASD.


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Fessia, G., Contini, L., Astorino, F. y Manni, D. (2018). Estrategias de actividad física planificada en autismo: revisión sistemática. Revista de Salud Pública, 20(3), 390–395.


Fessia, G., Contini, L., Astorino, F. y Manni, D. 2018. Estrategias de actividad física planificada en autismo: revisión sistemática. Revista de Salud Pública. 20, 3 (may 2018), 390–395. DOI:


Fessia, G.; Contini, L.; Astorino, F.; Manni, D. Estrategias de actividad física planificada en autismo: revisión sistemática. Rev. salud pública 2018, 20, 390-395.


FESSIA, G.; CONTINI, L.; ASTORINO, F.; MANNI, D. Estrategias de actividad física planificada en autismo: revisión sistemática. Revista de Salud Pública, [S. l.], v. 20, n. 3, p. 390–395, 2018. DOI: 10.15446/rsap.v20n3.63040. Disponível em: Acesso em: 5 dic. 2022.


Fessia, Gabriel, Liliana Contini, Francisco Astorino, y Diego Manni. 2018. «Estrategias de actividad física planificada en autismo: revisión sistemática». Revista De Salud Pública 20 (3):390-95.


Fessia, G., Contini, L., Astorino, F. y Manni, D. (2018) «Estrategias de actividad física planificada en autismo: revisión sistemática», Revista de Salud Pública, 20(3), pp. 390–395. doi: 10.15446/rsap.v20n3.63040.


G. Fessia, L. Contini, F. Astorino, y D. Manni, «Estrategias de actividad física planificada en autismo: revisión sistemática», Rev. salud pública, vol. 20, n.º 3, pp. 390–395, may 2018.


Fessia, G., L. Contini, F. Astorino, y D. Manni. «Estrategias de actividad física planificada en autismo: revisión sistemática». Revista de Salud Pública, vol. 20, n.º 3, mayo de 2018, pp. 390-5, doi:10.15446/rsap.v20n3.63040.


Fessia, Gabriel, Liliana Contini, Francisco Astorino, y Diego Manni. «Estrategias de actividad física planificada en autismo: revisión sistemática». Revista de Salud Pública 20, no. 3 (mayo 1, 2018): 390–395. Accedido diciembre 5, 2022.


Fessia G, Contini L, Astorino F, Manni D. Estrategias de actividad física planificada en autismo: revisión sistemática. Rev. salud pública [Internet]. 1 de mayo de 2018 [citado 5 de diciembre de 2022];20(3):390-5. Disponible en:

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