Announcing a new feature on the OMazing Kids Blog: “Research Roundup”.
This page is dedicated to sharing research & articles relating to kids wellness, including yoga, with a focus on Autism and other special needs.
Articles are listed in order of publication dates with most recent publications listed first.
When available, I am sharing links to full research articles rather than just the “abstract”. Advocates and practitioners are cautioned to read more that just an “abstract” in order to understand research study results because abstracts rarely mention any limitations to the study, they report only key findings, and the brevity of the paragraph (typically 120 words) may tend to provide an overly optimistic read of the study and what was found. For more info about reading & understanding research articles: http://www.uky.edu/CRVAW/files/Understanding%20Scientific%20Journal%20Articles.pdf & http://www.womenshealthapta.org/pdfs/HowToResearchArticle.pdf
It includes a full PDF of the latest research on yoga for kids with Autism:
Efficacy of the Get Ready to Learn Yoga Program Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Pretest-Posttest Control Group Design
By Kristie Patten Koenig, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Anne Buckley-Reen, OTR/L, RYT & Satvika Garg, MS, OTR/L, Published in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September/October 2012, Volume 66, Number 5
Full PDF: https://omazingkidsyoga.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/efficacy-of-the-get-ready-to-learn-yoga-program-among-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-a-pretest-posttest-control-group-design-am-j-occup-ther-2012-sep665538-46.pdf
Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com if you would like to share an article to be posted
Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
Speech-Language Pathologist at the JD McCarty Center in Norman, Oklahoma (http://www.jdmc.org/)
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities
Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2
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