Video Game Playing Effects on Obesity in an Adolescent with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study

@inproceedings{Strahan2015VideoGP,
  title={Video Game Playing Effects on Obesity in an Adolescent with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study},
  author={Brandy E. Strahan and Jennifer H. Elder},
  booktitle={Autism research and treatment},
  year={2015}
}
Adolescent obesity has tripled in the past two decades, and adolescents with disabilities, specifically autism spectrum disorders (ASD), may be at greater risk for obesity due to the behavioral, physical, and psychosocial complications related to their disorder. This case study reports the effects of video game playing on an obese adolescent with ASD and illustrates the use of a multiple baseline single subject design. Over 12 weeks, the participant played inactive (6 weeks) and active video… CONTINUE READING
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