VIRTUALLY COACHED NATURE-BASED ACTIVITIES FOR PERCEIVED STRESS IN RURAL-DWELLING FAMILIES WITH A TEENAGER WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

Research Study

Deborah Logan, a doctoral student in Clemson University’s recreational therapy program, and
Dr. Brandi Crowe, Assistant Professor in the Recreational Therapy at Clemson University and
the Principal Investigator are currently recruiting rural-dwelling families with teenagers with
autism to participate in a research study titled: Virtually Coached Nature-Based Activities for
Perceived Stress in Rural-Dwelling Families with a Teenager with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

WHO: Families in a rural area with a teenager (ages 13-18) with autism spectrum disorder living
at the home.

WHAT: An eight-week nature-based activities (e.g., nature walk, scavenger hunt) program that
will be implemented with the whole family, for the purpose of decreasing perceived stress.
Parents/guardians will receive virtual coaching from a recreational therapist, and learn how to
lead the nature-based activities with their family.

HOW LONG: 30-minute nature-based activity sessions, once-a-week, for eight weeks

WHERE: An outdoor location at or near the family’s house (e.g., backyard, local park).
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the study and/or in participating
in the study, please contact Deborah Logan at drlogan@g.clemson.edu or 828-227-2481.

Published on: April 27, 2022 at 11:05

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