ERIC Number: EJ1111693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Understanding Challenging Behaviors of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Physical Education
Lee, Jihyun; Haegele, Justin A.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v87 n7 p27-30 2016
Challenging behaviors of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may occur for a variety of reasons. These behaviors can contribute to the emotional burnout of teachers and impact the learning and safety of the student with ASD and his or her classmates. Physical education is one educational context where high and multiple risks of challenging behaviors may occur due to its unique characteristics compared to other subject areas (e.g., natural stimuli in the gymnasium, variety of equipment, need for physical assistance). The purpose of this article is to address several possible reasons why students with ASD demonstrate challenging behaviors, and to provide strategies for physical educators to minimize these behaviors.
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Physical Education, Student Behavior, Barriers, Etiology, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices, Incidence, Behavior Problems, Risk Management
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