Mindful Movement Intervention (MMI) Clinical Trial
Examining Effects of Holistic School Enrichment Programs
The investigators propose to evaluate the efficacy of a Mindful Movement Intervention (MMI) within the Baltimore City Public School (BCPS) system. The goal is to help at-risk youth improve skills important to attentional, behavioral and emotional control through engagement of mindful movement practice. To assess the feasibility and efficacy of the program, standardized assessments will be conducted at three time points: the beginning of the school year at the start of the intervention (early September), at the mid-year point (late January), and prior to the end of the school year (early June). During these assessments, participants will be pulled out of their academic classes for brief sessions (1-2 hours) in which they will complete tests of executive and motor functioning. They will also complete a self-report measure of irritability. At these assessment points, parents and teachers will complete rating forms about the children including assessments of emotional, behavioral and attentional regulation.
|Source||Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger, Inc.|
|Status||Enrolling by invitation|
|Start date||May 22, 2017|
|Completion date||August 2022|