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16 01 2013

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the functional relation of the CrossFit Kids (CFK) program to an increase in level and slope of academic engagement, working memory, time-on-task, and overall physical fitness with four elementary level students with disabilities.  This site contains information and resources related to that study.

Overall findings from the study indicate that (a) one out of four students with disabilities in this study increased their academic engagement performance scores on the RAP-SE with three out of the four maintaining performance scores in the Optimal range both pre and post CFK program, (b) four out of four students with disabilities in this study increased their performance scores on the TOMAL assessment after the CFK program, (c) none of four students with disabilities in this study increased their overall time-on-task during intervention as performance levels were high prior to intervention, and (d) three out of four students with disabilities in this study increased their fitness performance on sit-ups, two out of four participants demonstrated an increased performance for jump rope, and one out of four participants improved on burpees. Qualitative data collected through interviews upon completion of the CFK program of the parent, teachers, and participants revealed strong perception of the effectiveness of the CFK program across all subdomains.  Full descriptions of findings are discussed with respect to future research and the use of CFK with students and its relation to academics and fitness throughout this site.