Evidence-based practices in adapted physical education for students with autism: a meta-analysis
Master of Science degree with a major in Kinesiology, option Teaching/Coaching
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The purpose of this meta-analysis was to identify and evaluate Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) in physical activity (PA) settings and determine the effectiveness of those practices on health-related fitness, skill-related fitness, and motor skill development outcomes for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The secondary purpose of this study was to analyze the specific characteristics of EBP’s (e,g., types of intervention, environment, and duration) that contribute to improvement of student outcomes. Standard meta-analytic procedures using PRIMSA guidelines were used to conduct the current investigation. A total of 27 studies met inclusion criteria and results suggesting that certain EVP’s are able to improve most of the study outcomes. Smaller sample sizes made the identification and evaluation of EVP’s difficult. Recommendations provide direction for future study.
Fromherz, Patrick K., "Evidence-based practices in adapted physical education for students with autism: a meta-analysis" (2022). Cal Poly Humboldt theses and projects. 589.
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