Graduation Date

Summer 2022

Document Type



Master of Science degree with a major in Kinesiology, option Teaching/Coaching

Committee Chair Name

Jill Anderson

Committee Chair Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Second Committee Member Name

Chris Hopper

Second Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Third Committee Member Name

Mike Webb

Third Committee Member Affiliation

Community Member or Outside Professional

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I created a guidebook for Adapted Physical Educators (APE) as a resource on how they can use Evidence-Based Practices (EBP's) created by The National Professional Development Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC on ASD) to meet the Domains of Learning. The goal for this guidebook was to help bridge the gap between educational research and practice in the classroom. EBP’s are a form of research based interventions that are made easily accessible for busy educators. The main audience for the guidebook is Adapted Physical Education Teachers, with a secondary audience of Special Education and general education teachers. This guidebook was created based on scholarly literature and other resources to determine specific EBP's that would best fit the three Domains of Learning, Cognitive, Psychomotor, and Affective. The guidebook was then distributed to educators who provided the author feedback on the relevancy of the guidebook as well as how it supplemented understanding on EBP's, Domains of Learning, and the connection between the two. Feedback provided the overall framing and purpose of the guidebook with minor notes for improvement. Educators report a lack of accessible continuing education about EBP’s and this guidebook could serve as a viable avenue to fill the gap.

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