Kinesiology News Research

Youth with autism see sharp decline in physical activity between ages 9-13, OSU study finds

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.

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When it comes to positive youth development, it is possible to care too much

New research indicates there may be a point where youth can “care too much.”


Our home for research on children and families

It’s been a busy five years at the Hallie Ford Center. This hub of research activity increasingly is a gathering place for faculty, staff and students to connect, learn and discover. And it’s just getting started.

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Parenting classes benefit all, especially lower-income families

All parents – high income, low income, mandated, not mandated – can benefit from evidence-based parenting education.

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Inside the mind of researcher John Geldhof

“Learning is a lifelong process. One day you think you’ve mastered something, but the next day you realize you’ve only scratched the surface. Actively seek out opportunities to learn and celebrate the diversity of knowledge that surrounds you,” John says.