Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 205 items for :

  • "early intervention" x
  • Refine by Access: All Content x
Clear All
Restricted access

Supporting Mental Health in Youth Sport: Introducing a Toolkit for Coaches, Clubs, and Organisations

Courtney C. Walton, Serena Carberry, Michael Wilson, Rosemary Purcell, Lisa Olive, Stewart Vella, and Simon Rice

increased risk of death by suicide ( Bilsen, 2018 ), mental health disorders in youth have been associated with a range of poorer psychosocial and health outcomes in adulthood ( Clayborne et al., 2019 ; Wickersham et al., 2021 ). Thus, early intervention is crucial to prevent chronic mental health

Restricted access

School-Based Fundamental-Motor-Skill Intervention for Children With Autism-Like Characteristics: An Exploratory Study

Emily Bremer and Meghann Lloyd

The purpose of this pilot study was to demonstrate the impact of a fundamentalmotor-skill (FMS) intervention on the motor skills of 3- to 7-year-old children with autism-like characteristics in an early intervention classroom. A secondary purpose was to qualitatively assess the impact of the program as described by the classroom’s special education teacher. All children in the classroom (N = 5) took part in an FMS intervention for two 6-wk blocks (fall 2013 and winter 2014). Motor-skill proficiency and social skills were assessed at 3 times: baseline, after Block 1 of the intervention, and after Block 2 of the intervention. In addition, an interview was conducted with the classroom teacher after Assessment 3 to draw further insights into the relative success and impact of the program. Results were analyzed through a visual analysis and presented individually. They indicated improvements in the participants’ individual FMS and social-skill scores, possible improvements in declarative knowledge, and an increase in the special education teacher’s readiness to teach FMS; further research with larger, controlled samples is warranted.

Restricted access

Development and Implementation of the National Mental Health Referral Network for Elite Athletes: A Case Study of the Australian Institute of Sport

Simon Rice, Matt Butterworth, Matti Clements, Daniel Josifovski, Sharyn Arnold, Cecily Schwab, Kerryn Pennell, and Rosemary Purcell

administrators occupying leadership roles in sport and youth mental health and early intervention in mental health sectors, and the authors draw on these experiences as the case is explicated. An international lens is also offered, as the authors bring experience in global mental health initiatives including a

Restricted access

Beyond the Motor Domain: Exploring the Secondary Effects of a Fundamental Motor Skill Intervention for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Leanne K. Elliott, Jonathan A. Weiss, and Meghann Lloyd

the family dynamic, as a result of an early motor skill intervention for children with ASD. More research is needed to explore the secondary effects of motor skill interventions on children with ASD, including changes in listening skills and turn-taking skills. Transitions Early interventions that

Restricted access

Scapular-Stabilization Exercises: Early-Intervention Prescription

Jason Brumitt

Restricted access

Early Movement Matters: Interplay of Physical Activity and Motor Skill Development in Infants With Down Syndrome

Janet L. Hauck, Isabella T. Felzer-Kim, and Kathryn L. Gwizdala

 al., 2013 ). In addition, it appears that tracking may also be modified through early intervention, as infants with DS who participated in a supported stepping program increased their voluntary PA and also maintained such increases after the program’s end ( Angulo-Barroso et al., 2008 ). Physical activity

Restricted access

Longitudinal Association of Changes in Parental Correlates With Screen Time in Chinese Preschoolers

Yan Wu and Sunyue Ye

behavioral predictors in the final analysis. The larger sample size was also needed to avoid merging quite different options. The present study indicates that unfavorable changes in parental factors were associated with preschool children’s ST exceeding guidelines after controlling for confounders. Early

Open access

Energy Availability in Athletics: Health, Performance, and Physique

Anna K. Melin, Ida A. Heikura, Adam Tenforde, and Margo Mountjoy

and fuel availability around key training sessions and an adequate protein intake. Screening and education with focus on nutrition to maintain optimal EA are important for early intervention and management. Novelty and Practical Application Statement The prevalence of LEA and related clinical

Restricted access

Motor Skills and Calibrated Autism Severity in Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Megan MacDonald, Catherine Lord, and Dale A. Ulrich

In addition to the core characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), motor skill deficits are present, persistent, and pervasive across age. Although motor skill deficits have been indicated in young children with autism, they have not been included in the primary discussion of early intervention content. One hundred fifty-nine young children with a confirmed diagnosis of ASD (n = 110), PDD-NOS (n = 26), and non-ASD (n = 23) between the ages of 14–33 months participated in this study.1 The univariate general linear model tested the relationship of fine and gross motor skills and social communicative skills (using calibrated autism severity scores). Fine motor and gross motor skills significantly predicted calibrated autism severity (p < .05). Children with weaker motor skills have greater social communicative skill deficits. Future directions and the role of motor skills in early intervention are discussed.

Restricted access

Relations of Early Motor Skills on Age and Socialization, Communication, and Daily Living in Young Children With Developmental Disabilities

Megan MacDonald, Samantha Ross, Laura Lee McIntyre, and Amanda Tepfer

Young children with developmental disabilities experience known deficits in salient child behaviors, such as social behaviors, communication, and aspects of daily living, behaviors that generally improve with chronological age. The purpose of this study was to examine the mediating effects of motor skills on relations of age and salient child behaviors in a group of young children with developmental disabilities, thus tapping into the potential influences of motor skills in the development of salient child behaviors. One hundred thirteen young children with developmental disabilities participated in this study. Independent mediation analysis, with gender as a moderator between the mediating and outcome variable, indicated that motor skills meditated relations between age and socialization, communication, and daily living skills in young male children with developmental disabilities, but not female participants. Findings suggest motor skill content needs to be considered in combination with other child behaviors commonly focused on in early intervention.