Relationship of BMI, Global Developmental Skills and Physical Activity of Preschoolers

About the Study

This study investigates the relationship of time spent in physical activity, overall development, balance and coordination of children. While in the study, an activity monitor is used to track each participant’s typical daily physical activity. An assessment of their developmental skills (Movement Assessment Battery for Children and Brunincks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency) is also taken with the investigator. Each parent also completes forms with the purpose of gathering background, development and nutritional information regarding his/her child.

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship of developmental skills (motor, communication, problem solving and personal/social) and physical activity of young children.

Eligibility

You may be eligible for this study if your child is between the ages of 2 and 12 years old.

Benefits to Participants

  • Determine if your child meets recommended amounts of physical activity
  • Free developmental assessments including specific assessment of balance, coordination and walking
  • Opportunity to consult or network with a pediatric physical therapist, speech and language pathologist or registered dietician.

Appointments

Meet at a time and location convenient for you

Contact

Christina Odeh, PT, DHSc, PCS
Investigator
codeh@niu.edu 

Informational flier