Thriving Families: Improving physical literacy outcomes in children with neurodevelopmental, emotional and/or behavioural problems

Kemi Wright

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Compared to their typically developing counterparts, children with neurodevelopmental, emotional, and/or behavioural challenges participate in lower levels of physical activity. The goal of this research was to deepen our understanding of the physiological and psychosocial factors that influence the physical activity behaviours of these children. The thesis findings highlighted noteworthy differences in the physiological and psychosocial profiles of children across the motor competence spectrum. It is hoped the outcomes of this research will assist in educating families, health professionals, and the wider community about how to create positive physical activity experiences for children with neurodevelopmental, emotional, and/or behavioural problems.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Furzer, Bonnie, Supervisor
  • Licari, Melissa, Supervisor
  • Jackson, Ben, Supervisor
  • Dimmock, James, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date15 Feb 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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