ExerciseBuddy teaches individuals with autism to exercise.
Research has proven that exercise plays an important role in managing the behavioral symptoms associated with autism. Exercise helps increase focus, build self-esteem, and improve relationships. ExerciseBuddy uses established teaching strategies, proprietary exercise visuals, and peer-led videos to teach and inspire without challenging parents and teachers.
ExerciseBuddy in Research
Similar increases in the intensity (Heart Rate & METs) of physical activity were measured when using ExerciseBuddy versus traditional, verbal teaching methods in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
– Melissa D. Bittner
Using Technology to Teach Physical Activity to Children with Autism
A treatment package consisting of the Video Models and Start/Finish Schedules in the ExerciseBuddy app, in conjunction with a system of least prompts and reinforcement, taught participants to acquire physical activity skills at home and generalize the skills at local community fitness sites.
– Laura Anne Bassette, Ph.D, BCBA-D
Assistant Professor of Special Education
We are certainly going to use ExerciseBuddy in our courses and programs now instead of Proloquo2go since it has much more direct application to physical education content. Several of the features fit right into lesson planning in adapted physical education at various grade levels.
— Garth Tymeson, Ph.D.
Director - Adapted Physical Education Teacher Preparation
• First-Then and Start-Finish boards
• 175 exercise videos + matching visuals
• Save personalized workouts
• Interactively teach the systems of the body
• Exercise stories
• Matching + word-search worksheets
• No WiFi Needed