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Department of Kinesiology

PLAY’d Lab

Research

We have several studies taking place now.

Infant Study

Tummy Time

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Our infant intervention study is recruiting infants with and without Down syndrome to engage in increased tummy time (1-6 months) and monthly growth and development visits during the first year of life. We hope to understand how these motor activities optimize the way a child grows and develops during infancy, toddlerhood, and later childhood.

  • Monthly data collections in your home
  • Lab visits at 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months
  • Continued support and tummy time tips from our knowledgeable researchers
  • Monthly discussion of your baby’s growth, motor development, and physical activity

Treadmill Training

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  • Lab visits at 6, 9, and 12 months of age
  • Regular discussion of your baby’s growth, motor development, and physical activity at each lab visit
  • Continued support and tips to increase physical activity in your home

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Growth & Movement Study

We are recruiting children with Down syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 1-18 years.

For this study, children would visit the lab one time while we observe their motor skill development, physical activity, and growth. We hope to better understand how motor skills and physical activity levels relate to growth during early childhood and adolescence.
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