Poster Session  |   July 2015
Fitness for Adolescents With Down Syndrome
Author Affiliations
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
Article Information
Intellectual Disabilities / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   July 2015
Fitness for Adolescents With Down Syndrome
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911515154p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO3081
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911515154p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO3081
Abstract

Date Presented 4/17/2015

This presentation describes the outcomes of a community-based physical activity and nutrition program for adolescents with Down syndrome. Changes in motor skills but not weight and body mass index (BMI) were found. Program development for this populations should be approached as a family and lifespan concern.