Megan MacDonald, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
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Hallie E. Ford Center

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Corvallis, OR 97331

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School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
Adapted Physical Activity
Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families
Academic interests: 

Movement and physical activity are essential components in a healthy lifestyle for individuals at any age and ability. My research interests are related to how motor skills and physically active lifestyles improve the lives of children and youth with and without disabilities. I have a specific research interest in the movement skills of children with autism spectrum disorder including how to improve motor skills for children with autism and how motor skills interact with social communication skills.

Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

Hiking, biking, yoga, reading and any activity that gets her outside


Megan received a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan in 2011. 

My Publications


Journal Article

M. Macdonald, Esposito, P., Hauck, J., Jeong, I., Hornyak, J., Argento, A., and Ulrich, D. A., Bicycle Training for Youth With Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 12 - 21, 2012.


Journal Article

M. Lloyd, Macdonald, M., and Lord, C., Motor skills of toddlers with autism spectrum disorders., Autism : the international journal of research and practice, 2011.


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