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Japanese Tea Ceremonies and Hurdles

During one point in our relationship, one of my first and most influential fitness/training/life mentors had me read a copy of Cha-no-Yu, a guide to the Japanese Tea Ceremony. At the time I wasn’t certain whether I was to gain a specific insight via metaphor

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The Empathetic Cone Game

This morning during our session at the park, my athlete “Jay” and I began with the following cone touch activity: 1) Athlete stands on foot-shaped spot markers 2) Athlete touches red, blue, or green cone (placed about two feet in front of him) upon instructor’s

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Of Inchworms and Pterodactyls: Autism Fitness Assessments

“Today you should have seen me and Mousy today, at school today” – “Drugs” Delany, Outside Providence, Greatest Comedic Movie Scene Ever This afternoon I performed 7 PAC Profile Assessments in two and a half hours, which may or may not be a record. While

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Operational Definitions

  An Operational Definition clarifies exactly what we are talking about in relation to a “thing,” whether it be performing a squat or asking politely for a sombrero. Because we human beings often have different expectations, it is important to distinguish just what we’re talking

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ABA and Autism…And Exercise

Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, is one of the few practices that has been proven effective for treatment and education of individuals with autism. A common misconception is that ABA is used to “reduce problem behaviors.” All behavior has purpose, however odd, problematic, or dangerous.

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