Faculty & Students Attend 15th International CHARGE Syndrome Conference
Faculty members Melanie Perreault, Pamela Beach, and Lauren Lieberman along with three students from the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education attended the 15th International CHARGE Syndrome Conference in Orlando, FL on July 20-23 to present and conduct research on motor development and physical activity in children with CHARGE syndrome.
The presentation titled, Parental Role in the Promotion of Motor Development, focused on their prior research related to motor milestones, fundamental motor skills, home environment, and parental involvement in the home and at school.
The research consisted of three studies:
- The impact of a home-based intervention on motor competence in children with CHARGE syndrome
- The associations between the environment and parents perceived motor and teaching competence in children with CHARGE syndrome
- Physical activities barriers for youth with CHARGE syndrome