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Melissa Bittner, Ph.D.

Institution: 
Department: 
Accepting Applicants: 
Yes
Ongoing Projects: 

Upcoming research ideas include:

 

• Creating tablet applications to improve physical activity levels

• Does physical activity in the form of cooperative activities and targeted social language intervention enhance peer engagement in children with ASD?

• Response to visuals of self compared to stock pictures during physical activity for children with ASD

• Movement patterns of individuals with Levels 1, 2, 3 ASD

 

Potential mentees should have an interest in working with students with disabilities.

 

Room: HHS2-213

 

Phone: 309-236-6629

Biography: 

Dr. Bittner’s scholarly interest is primarily focused on motor performance for children/youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Bittner uses evidence-based teaching practices (e.g., technology, video modeling, visual supports) to improve physical activity levels.