To understand the benefits of an 8-week movement program for young children with autism.
Description of study:
Through a randomized control trial of a movement-based program it is hypothesized that children with autism will experience health- related benefits through improvements in motor skills, social communicative skills and physical activity. Current research suggests that a relationship exists between the social communicative domain and the motor domain of young children with autism (MacDonald, 2011). However, a focused intervention targeted at improving motor skills and measuring health-related benefits in addition to social communicative benefits has not been studied.
Young children with autism between 2- 5 years old and their parent(s)/caregiver(s)
Principal Investigator(s) :
- Oregon State University
Contact Details :
- Megan MacDonald, PhD (primary investigator)
- Phone : 541- 737- 6928
- E-mail : email@example.com
Known Funding Sources :
- none known
- Not provided
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