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Presentation
Helping Developing Countries Implement the Young Athletes Program
Office of Community Partnerships Posters
  • Paddy C. Favazza, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Kathleen Ghio, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Gary N. Siperstein, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Center for Social Development and Education, University of Massachusetts Boston, Center for Social Development and Education, University of Massachusetts Boston
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
4-10-2013
Abstract
The Center for Social Development and Education is implementing Young Athletes (YA), a motor play program, in five developing countries: Kenya, Romania, Malawi, Venezuela, and Tanzania. Young Athletes is a theoretically-based program designed to improve the motor development of children with disabilities (ages 3-7) through various motor activities. Clinical trials conducted by CSDE (Favazza et al., 2013) indicate that the Young Athletes program significantly improves the motor skills of children with disabilities. The program is now being introduced internationally to address the needs of children in developing countries.
Comments

Presented as part of the poster showcase at the Office of Community Partnerships' Community-Engaged Partnerships Symposium on April 10, 2013 at UMass Boston.

Community Engaged/Serving
No, this is not community-engaged.
Citation Information
Paddy C. Favazza, Kathleen Ghio, Gary N. Siperstein and Center for Social Development and Education, University of Massachusetts Boston. "Helping Developing Countries Implement the Young Athletes Program" (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gary_siperstein/7/