Balance Testing and Assessment

A key element to the research will be to provide teachers with a simple and effective way to measure postural stability of their students.  The CERC is developing a measurement tool that is easy to use, valid and reliable.  In addition to the balance field test, the research team is examining ways to measure other fundamental movement skills like lateralilty, coordination and agility. 

Articles about Exergaming and Balance written by Dr. Sheehan and Dr. Katz

Sheehan, D., & Katz, L. (2013, September). The effects of a daily, six week exergaming curriculum on balance in fourth grade children. Journal of Sport and Health Sciences2(3), 131-137.

Sheehan, D.P., & Katz, L. (2012). The impact of a six week exergaming curriculum on balance with grade three school children using the Wii Fit+. International Journal of Computer Science in Sport11(3), 5-22.

Sheehan, D.P., & Katz, L. (2011). The pursuit of physical literacy: Can exergaming develop fundamental movement skills like balance?. Canadian Journal of Diabetes35(2), 174.