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ERIC Number: EJ1035385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Physical Education Issues for Students with Autism: School Nurse Challenges
Rutkowski, Elaine M.; Brimer, Debbie
Journal of School Nursing, v30 n4 p256-261 Aug 2014
Extant studies indicate persons with autism have difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, repetitive behaviors, and poor ability to generalize learned skills. Obesity has also been identified as significantly affecting children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Negative experience in physical education (PE) may be the antecedent behavior to lack of activities that are mediators to sedentary lifestyles and contributors to the chronic illnesses associated with overweight and obesity. Students with ASD often cannot perform required activities to meet required PE standards. It is imperative school nurses be aware of the many challenges students with ASD bring into a PE class. School nurses provide education for the members of the school community, including the Individualized Education Plan team, regarding the need for attention to limitations, including physical activity, of students with ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff
Language: English
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