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ERIC Number: EJ1012151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Enhancing the Motor Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Pool-Based Approach
Lee, Jihyun; Porretta, David L.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v84 n1 p41-45 2013
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) often experience difficulties with motor skill learning and performance. The pool is a unique learning environment that can help children with ASDs learn or improve aquatic skills, fitness, and social skills. A pool-based approach is also aligned with the elements of dynamic systems theory, which suggests that movement patterns develop as a result of a complex interaction between the environment, task, and learner. This article introduces pool-based activities for enhancing fundamental motor-skill development in children with ASDs, as well as task, environment, and learner variations. A lesson plan is also provided. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A