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(p. 193) Exercise, Physical Activity, and Sports 

(p. 193) Exercise, Physical Activity, and Sports
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(p. 193) Exercise, Physical Activity, and Sports
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James K. Luiselli

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199941575.003.0013
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date: 13 November 2019

This chapter reviews exercise, physical activity, and sports among children and youth with autism spectrum disorders, focusing on health benefits and improved quality of life. Specific areas such as running/jogging, swimming, soccer, and track and field, are considered as well as the general topic of increasing moderate-to-vigorous exercise. The author presents and describes research studies and application of empirically supported procedures by direct-service practitioners.

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