Nina Primavera, OTS, Victoria Ciganik, OTS, Nicole Fitts, OTS,
Molly Riley, OTS, Jordan Trickel, OTS
Teachers’ Perceptions and Practices Related to Physical Activity
Breaks in Preschool Classrooms
The purpose of this study is to educate teachers on the importance
of physical activity breaks, available resources to help implement breaks, and
the benefit physical activity provides with students’ attention in the classroom.
The findings of the GoNoodle program used in this study revealed that the
implementation of movement breaks within preschool classrooms showed
positive results for all teachers. Statistically significant differences were found
between pre-test and post-test survey data (p<0.05).
Anna Marie Aguirre, OTS, Jacquelyn Bowes, OTS,
Brigid Cosgrove, OTS, Gabrielle Murray, OTS,
Jordan McAndrew, OTS, Phoebe Schumacher, OTS
The Effect of Team Building Exercises on Social Participation in
Children and Adolescents with Disabilities
The purpose of this study was to implement a Teaming Up program to children
and adolescents with disabilities that served to provide specific team-building
exercises at the beginning of each Shooting Stars practice. Although there
was no statistically significant difference in pre-test and post-test scores for
increased social participation, there was a statistically significant change in the
basic cooperative level of participation (P=.006).
Katie Barron, OTS, Jennifer Goebel, OTS, Emily Harris, OTS,
Emilia Santoleri, OTS, Veronica Wheeler, OTS
Volunteer Participation and Perceived Health Benefits Among
The purpose of this program is to examine the effects of crafting
and volunteering on the perceived well-being of older adults. Although there
was no statistically significant improvement between pre-test and post-test
scores on a generativity measure among older adult participants (p >0.05),
marginal statistically significant differences were found (p = 0.06). Positive
qualitative findings were found amongst the program participants.