Melissa Bittner, Ph.D.
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.
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.