Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Physiological and Cognitive Effects of Daily Exercise on Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
  • Tarnow Center, Houston, TX, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Complementary/Alternative Approaches / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Physiological and Cognitive Effects of Daily Exercise on Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515330. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2111
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515330. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2111
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Individuals with ASD frequently have difficulty with executive function (EF) and fitness. EF contributes to success in school and work and allows people to manage the stresses of and barriers to daily life activities. Participation in a daily physical exercise program significantly improved executive function and fitness among adolescents with ASD, suggesting the importance of developing, enabling, and supporting daily physical activity programs in school practice.

Primary Author and Speaker: Claudia Hilton

Additional Authors and Speakers: Karen Ratcliff

Contributing Authors: Diane Collins, Julie Jones