Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Autism spectrum disorder and using yoga as an intervention: A critical review of the literature
by Garcia, Jessica, Psy.D., Pepperdine University, 2015, 78; 3718171
Abstract (Summary)

The present study is a critical analysis of literature regarding the utilization of yoga with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This dissertation will provide an overview and critically analyze the existing relevant literature on the utilization of yoga as an intervention for treating mental health conditions. Special attention will also be paid to the implementation of yoga in schools and classroom settings. Based on the existing literature, strengths as well as limitations will be discussed, and suggestions will be made for future research in this area. This dissertation will conclude with recommendations based on the existing literature, as well as this author’s professional experiences in order to improve clinical work with this population.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gallardo, Miguel
Commitee: Harrell, Shelly, Tavyev Asher, Jane
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 76/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology
Keywords: Asd, Autism, Children, Implementation, Intervention, Yoga
Publication Number: 3718171
ISBN: 9781321979213
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