Claudia Hilton, Karen Ratcliff, Diane Collins, Julie Jones; Physiological and Cognitive Effects of Daily Exercise on Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411515358. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2111
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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
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