There’s a lot of research about the link between motor development and lifelong physical activity, and the importance of fundamental motor skill development in young children especially.
OSU’s Extension Service adapted its Walk With Ease exercise program to make classes more accessible and help a wide range of adults build confidence in being physical active.
To best help kids with autism maintain healthy rates of physical activity, interventions should be targeted during the ages of 9 to 13, when kids show the biggest drop in active time.
Parents can make a big difference by modeling and supporting physical activity in daily life, especially with younger children.
Winston Kennedy, a third-year PhD student in the kinesiology program, discusses his research.
For the first month and a half after receiving a modified toy car designed for children with disabilities, the kids and their families seemed motivated to use driving as a means of exploration and socialization. But in the month and a half after that, most kids’ driving time fell off to almost nothing. Sam Logan, […]