Event Title

Effects of Aquatic Therapy for Children with Autism

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Thesis

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Kinesiology

Location

Young Auditorium

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An experiment was done to analyze the effects of aquatic therapy on a child with autism. A nine year old child completed two swim lessons a week for eight weeks. The motor and behavioral development were analyzed every two weeks. Motor developments were measured with tally marks of stimming and echolalia repetitions and measurements from the distance kicked with a kickboard and the time spent with their face in the water. For the behavioral aspect, reaction to instructions, touch, and facial expressions on a 1-5 scale. Results were examined and compared to research done in previous studies.

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Effects of Aquatic Therapy for Children with Autism

Young Auditorium

An experiment was done to analyze the effects of aquatic therapy on a child with autism. A nine year old child completed two swim lessons a week for eight weeks. The motor and behavioral development were analyzed every two weeks. Motor developments were measured with tally marks of stimming and echolalia repetitions and measurements from the distance kicked with a kickboard and the time spent with their face in the water. For the behavioral aspect, reaction to instructions, touch, and facial expressions on a 1-5 scale. Results were examined and compared to research done in previous studies.