Kids in Action: Making the Brain-Body Connection

Assessment of motor skills and functional performance in pediatric populations

Seeking children and adolescents between the ages of 7 and 18 years. 
Individuals with a diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental disorder (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, etc.) are also encouraged to participate  (7-22 years old).  


You and your child/children are invited to participate in a research study about age-related changes in both movement and thinking skills.  We know a great deal about changes in movement skills across the lifespan and about changes in thinking skills as well. What we don’t know is how the two types of skills change in relation to each other. 


This research study is a project under the direction of Professor Jody L. Jensen. Data from this project will be presented to clinical audiences through the publication of research paper and may be used by graduate students for the completion of master’s theses and doctoral dissertations. Participation in this study will involve one visit to the Developmental Motor Control Laboratory on The University of Texas campus (we arrange a parking for you).


During your visit, we will explain the study and describe the activities. Some of the movement tasks are repeated hopping, standing with eyes closed on a foam pad,  jumping and clapping. The iPad games will include activities like reading letters on the iPad and playing games like ‘connect-the-dots’ or ‘hit-the-green-button’. This visit will take approximately 60-75 minutes of your time.


If you and your son or daughter are interested in participating, please click this LINK for more details and make an appointment.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 9:00am to 9:00pm

L. Theo Bellmont Hall (BEL), 546B
2109 SAN JACINTO BLVD , Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Research Opportunities & Studies

Campus Announcements


Research Opportunities


Target Audience

General Public

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