Laura L. Bellows, William J. Gavin, Susan L. Johnson, Richard E. Boles, Patricia Davies; Obesity Prevention Study: A Physical Activity Program Improved Gross Motor Skills in Preschool Children. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_1):6911515228p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-RP304D.
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Date Presented 4/18/2015
A physical activity program, part of an obesity prevention study implemented by teachers in rural areas, improved the motor skills in children. This study demonstrates that programs developed by an interdisciplinary team, including occupational therapists (OTs), affected healthy outcomes in young children in underserved areas.
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