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Department of Kinesiology

Physical Activity in Youth with Disabilities (PLAY’d) Lab


Janet Hauck-Department of Kinesiology Faculty
Janet Hauck, Ph.D., CAPE

Dr. Hauck is the director of the PLAY’d lab and an assistant professor in Kinesiology. Her research interests include adapted physical activity and promotion of physical activity and motor skill development in infants and children with and without disabilities.
Isabella Felzer-Kim Department of Kinesiology Graduate Student
Isabella Felzer-Kim

Isabella is an M.D.-Ph.D. student in Kinesiology and the College of Human Medicine. Her focus is the prevention of childhood obesity in infants and children. She works with typically developing children, as well as those with disabilities such as Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Isabella’s current project is an intervention to promote motor skills in young children with ASD.
Cheslea Adkins -Department of Kinesiology Graduate Student
Chelsea Adkins

Chelsea is a master’s student in Kinesiology majoring in Cognitive and Motor Neuroscience. Her focus is on the quality of behaviors during tummy time. She seeks to understand how the environment plays a role in tummy time effectiveness. She works with typically developing infants as well as those with Down syndrome.

Current Undergraduate Students in the PLAY’d Lab:

  • Sydney Alexander
  • Josie Boike
  • Abbey Bowen
  • Anna Bradley
  • Alisha Coku
  • Sam Getty
  • Olivia Hiltz
  • Mackenzie Jones
  • Jessica Kahn
  • Renee Lalone
  • Bri Rajala
  • Dominique Walker
  • Hannah Yacoub