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Ken Pitetti, Ruth Ann Miller, and E. Michael Loovis

, Straker, & Perry, 2009 ; Kambas et al., 2012 ; Rivilis et al., 2011 ; Wrotniak, Epstein, Dorn, Jones, & Konditis, 2006 ) as well as health-related fitness ( Robinson et al., 2015 ; Stodden, Gao, Goodway, & Langendorfer, 2014 ). In addition, gross motor proficiency scores (i.e., BAL, upper body, and

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Daniela A. Rubin, Kathleen S. Wilson, Jared M. Tucker, Diobel M. Castner, Marilyn C. Dumont-Driscoll, and Debra J. Rose

-based intervention strategy which involved parents delivering a game-based PA curriculum targeting fundamental movement skills. Participants showed improved HRQL and gross motor proficiency immediately after completing the intervention and again after 6 months of not participating in the intervention. However, no

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Layne Case and Joonkoo Yun

activities, and overall health and developmental outcomes ( Adolph & Robinson, 2015 ; Stodden et al., 2008 ). Gross motor performance has been measured among children with ASD in multiple ways. Gross motor proficiency refers to an individual’s ability to perform gross motor skills, which are those skills

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Viviene A. Temple, Dawn L. Lefebvre, Stephanie C. Field, Jeff R. Crane, Beverly Smith, and Patti-Jean Naylor

; indicative of very poor gross motor proficiency ( Ulrich, 2000 ). One-third of kindergarten children attending more vulnerable schools had very poor motor skills, especially their object control skills. This result is consistent with findings from Northern Ireland demonstrating that social disadvantage at

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Simone A. Tomaz, Alessandra Prioreschi, Estelle D. Watson, Joanne A. McVeigh, Dale E. Rae, Rachel A. Jones, and Catherine E. Draper

variance in the PA data and the overall high levels of LMVPA, MVPA, and GMS proficiency. For PA and GMS, this is unusual because previous research shows that children who are more physically active tend to display greater gross motor proficiency, particularly those who are more active at a vigorous

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Amanda Young, Seán Healy, Lisa Silliman-French, and Ali Brian

help overcome the barriers that afflict traditional face-to-face programs, such as a lack of access to experts and local programs and transportation issues. References Alesi , M. , Battaglia , G. , Pepi , A. , Bianco , A. , & Palma , A. ( 2018 ). Gross motor proficiency and intellectual

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Sindhu Shanker and Balaram Pradhan

) manual coordination—manual dexterity and upper-limb coordination. Gross motor proficiency on (c) body coordination—bilateral coordination and balance (d) strength and agility, speed and agility, and strength. BOT-2 Brief showed good internal consistency of ( a  = 0.80–0.84; 4–21 years) with a high interrater

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Catherine E. Draper, Simone A. Tomaz, Linda Biersteker, Caylee J. Cook, Jacqui Couper, Monique de Milander, Kamesh Flynn, Sonja Giese, Soezin Krog, Estelle V. Lambert, Tamarin Liebenberg, Cyndi Mendoza, Terri Nunes, Anita Pienaar, Alessandra Priorieschi, Dale E. Rae, Nafeesa Rahbeeni, John J. Reilly, Louis Reynolds, Marie-Louise Samuels, Ricardo Siljeur, Jody Urion, Mariza van Wyk, and Anthony D. Okely

, et al . Cross-sectional associations of physical activity and gross motor proficiency with adiposity in South African children of pre-school age . Public Health Nutr . 2019 ; 22 ( 4 ): 614 – 623 . doi:10.1017/S1368980018003579 10.1017/S1368980018003579 26. Norris SA , Wrottesley S , Mohamed

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that children with ASD were significantly delayed in both fine and gross motor proficiency and sensory processing when compared to the normative data. Many children with ASD (36%) were classified as unhealthy weight. The Pearson correlation analysis showed a significant positive relationship between