The Emotional Curriculum

S04 E04 - Martial Arts and Executive Functioning in Children with Autism

April 11, 2021 Dr Sarah Taylor-Whiteway Season 4 Episode 4
The Emotional Curriculum
S04 E04 - Martial Arts and Executive Functioning in Children with Autism
Show Notes

In this episode Dr Janice Phung, from California State University San Marcos, discusses her research which used a martial arts intervention to develop executive functioning in children with autism.
We explore what executive functioning is and how it is impacted in people with autism.  We discuss how the nature of martial arts lends itself to building executive functioning and how this helped to develop a range of skills in children with autism.  We touch on what we can learn from this and other sports based activities as a means of support. 
You can read the paper here and find out more about Dr Phung's work here
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Music: "Moodswing" by Poddington Bear
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