Koons - 106
Phone: (860) 486-0019
358 Mansfield Road
Koons Hall, Physical Therapy
Current Courses Taught:
PT 5430 - Biomechanics and its Applications
PT 5432 - Motor Control and its Applications
Dissertation Fellowship 2004-2005, University of Delaware
Young Investigator Award 2006-2008, Cure Autism Now Foundation
American Physical Therapy Association
International Society on Infant Studies
International Society for Autism Research
North American Society of Sport Psychology and Physical Activity
In the News:
Our research in Psychiatric News as "Autism Treatments on the Horizon"
Our research in New York Times as "Robot based synchrony interventions for children with autism"
"Our research in UConn Today and phys.org website"
Effects of novel embodied interventions in children with autism: robot-child interactions
Effects of perceptuo-motor intervewntions in children with autism: music-based therapies
Effects of movement training on interlimb coordination of young at-risk infants
Examination of early links between the motor and social communication development of infants at risk for autism
Srinivasan, S. & Bhat, A. (2013) Music and movement interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Embodied interventions for multisystem development. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 7: 1-15.
Kaur, M., Gifford, T., Marsh, K., Bhat, A. (2013) The effects of robot-child interactions on bilateral coordination skills of typically developing children and a child with autism between 4 to 7 years of age. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 1, 31-37.
Srinivasan, S., Lynch, K., Gifford, T. Bubela, D., Bhat, A. (2013) The effects of robot-child interactions on imitation and praxis skills of children with and without autism between 4 to 7 years of age. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 116 (3), 889-906.
Bhat, A., Galloway, J., Landa, R. (2012) Relationship between early motor delay and later communication delay in infants at risk for autism. Infant Behavior and Development, 35, 838-846.
Bhat, A., Galloway, J. C., Landa, R. (2011) Perspectives on motor problems in infants, children, and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Physical Therapy, 91(7): 1116-1129.
Bhat, A. N., Galloway, J. C., Landa, R. J. (2010) Social and Non-social Visual Attention Patterns and Associative Learning in Infants at risk for Autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51(9): 989-997.