Research Database

Methodology to Promote Physical Activity Monitoring Adherence in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Published on Sep 27, 2016

Background: Objective physical activity (PA) monitoring via accelerometry is both costly and time consuming. Furthermore, overall adherence to a monitoring protocol is often complicated by disability. Therefore, it is essential that strategies for supporting accelerometer wear for youth with disabilities are maximized. The purpose of this perspective was to provide ...

Physical Activity and Physical Fitness in Adolescents With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Presented on May 29, 2014

Background: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is characterized by impairments in social interaction and communication skills and restrictive interests. ASD may also include delayed or impaired motor development. These social, behavioral, and perhaps motor impairments may interfere with a variety of physical activity (PA) opportunities, and therefore, put them into risk ...

Age, Social Engagement, and Physical Activity in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Published on 03/2008

Although engagement in social interactions is one of the key diagnostic features of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), few studies have examined if social engagement related to physical activity of children with ASD. Age is another variable of interest to researchers studying behaviors, but has not been explored in physical activity ...