Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Exploring the Impact of Nature-Based Intervention on the Physiology, Emotions, and Ability to Self-Regulate in At-Risk Preadolescent Youth
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA
Article Information
Health and Wellness / Mental Health / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Exploring the Impact of Nature-Based Intervention on the Physiology, Emotions, and Ability to Self-Regulate in At-Risk Preadolescent Youth
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515348. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1133
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515348. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1133
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of nature-based interventions on physiological and emotional responses in at-risk preadolescent youth. Preliminary results indicate a decrease in resting heart rate and an increase in positive emotional states following the interventions. Inclusion of nature-based activities in OT interventions for at-risk youth can contribute to advancements in occupational justice and engagement for this population.

Primary Author and Speaker: Christine McQuay

Additional Authors and Speakers: Charlea Olmstead, Taylor Reamy

Contributing Authors: Elizabeth Richardson, Robert Koslow