European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity Vol 11, 2018, No 2

Initial steps towards evidenced-based classification for Taekwondo poomsae athletes with intellectual impairments: a pilot study
Ivan Vivaracho, Yves Vanlandewijck, Debbie Van Biesen
EUJAPA 2018, 11(2):6 | DOI: 10.5507/euj.2018.006

The Paralympic classification process for athletes with intellectual impairments (II) requires sport-specific testing, developed on the basis of evidence about the impact of the underlying impairment on the performance in that sport. The main purpose of this explorative study was to assess the feasibility, reliability and validity of a novel taekwondo poomsae test in a sample of Taekwondo poomsae athletes with II. The second purpose was to determine to what extent cognitive aspects of sports intelligence are related to poomsae performance. The final purpose was to understand the relationship between generic working memory and poomsae specific…

Hobby preferences and physical activity participation among children with and without autism spectrum disorder
Scott Russell, Sean Healy, Rock E. Braithwaite
EUJAPA 2018, 11(2):8 | DOI: 10.5507/euj.2018.008

Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) exhibit low physical activity levels and are at an increased risk for health problems related to sedentary behaviors. Hobby preferences have been shown to influence physical activity participation. The primary purpose of this study was to examine the hobby preferences of children with ASD and determine if physical activity levels differed, depending on the nature (active versus sedentary) of their hobby preferences. A secondary purpose was to describe the hobby preferences of children with ASD. Participants included 86 nine-year-old children with and without ASD. Physical activity levels were reported…

Video modeling and Test of Gross Motor Development-3 performance among children with autism spectrum disorder
Layne Case, Joonkoo Yun
EUJAPA 2018, 11(2):9 | DOI: 10.5507/euj.2018.009

The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of video modeling on Test of Gross Motor Development-3 (TGMD-3) performance among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Thirteen participants with ASD were assessed under two separate TGMD-3 protocol conditions—traditional and video modeling. Raters were blind to the protocol condition they were observing in order to prevent bias towards one condition. Total gross motor scores were analyzed using a one-way repeated-measures ANOVA. While improvements in overall gross motor scores with the video modeling condition were observed among children with ASD, differences were not statistically…

Youth leisure-time physical activity from the perspectives of young adults with visual impairments
Justin Haegele
EUJAPA 2018, 11(2):10 | DOI: 10.5507/euj.2018.010

The purpose of this study was to examine the meaning that young adults with visual impairments ascribe to their youth leisure-time physical activity experiences. This study adopted an interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) research approach. Ten participants (aged 21-34 years; eight women, two men) with visual impairments were included in this study. Semi-structured, audio-taped telephone interviews acted as the primary source of data for this study. Data were analyzed thematically using a four-step process informed by IPA and three interrelated themes were constructed: (a) “I just always felt normal when I was doing them”: Preferences…

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