Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Special Education: M.S.
School of Education
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Physical activity, exergaming
This starred paper will attempt to describe how physical activity can have lifelong and short-term benefits for youth and adolescents with ASD. Emphasizing positive behavioral impacts that PA may have on other aspects of a student’s learning experience. It will explore some of the barriers these students face in getting enough PA and more importantly the practices that should be utilized to overcome these obstacles. Simply finding ways for positive engagement is a strong predictor of success. With that in mind, there will also be a focus on unique strategies or types of activities that students may not typically receive in a standard physical education class. The literature review in the following chapter will examine the most current studies and analysis on the topic.
Henderson, Ryan, "Engaging Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Physical Activity to Improve Health and Educational Outcomes" (2022). Culminating Projects in Special Education. 144.