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Priscila M Cacola

Name

[Cacola, Priscila M]

Biography

Dr. Priscila Caçola is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and the Director of the Developmental Motor Cognition Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Kinesiology from the Federal University of Parana and a Ph.D. in Motor Neuroscience from Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on the links between cognitive and motor behavior across the lifespan, with particular emphasis on how motor and space representations develop and how problems associated with those representations cause motor skill difficulties in vulnerable populations (e.g., children with low motor ability and the elderly). She is also particularly interested in how the environment contributes to motor skill development in infants. Her work has significant practical implications for the development of screening, diagnostic, and intervention protocols associated with motor skills and vulnerable populations. In 2013, she was honored with the Lolas E. Halverson Motor Development Young Investigator Award, a distinction given in recognition of outstanding contributions to her research in motor development and learning, and in 2017, she received the Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award from NASPSPA.

Professional Preparation

    • 2011 Ph.D in Motor Neuroscience
    • 2011 Certificate in Applied Statistics
    • 2006 M.S in Motor BehaviorFederal University of Parana
    • 2004 B.S in Physical EducationFederal University of Parana

Appointments

    • Sept 2011 to Present Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, UTA. Director, Developmental Cognition Lab, Department of Kinesiology.
      University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Nursing and Health Innovation   Department of Kinesiology
    • Jan 2009 to June 2011 Instructor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Instructed KINE 307 (Lifespan Motor Development) for Undergraduate Majors.
      Texas A&M University System (TAMU)   Texas A&M University
    • Jan 2008 to June 2011 Graduate Research Assistant
      Texas A&M University System (TAMU)   Texas A&M University
    • Aug 2007 to Dec 2008 Teaching Assistant
      Texas A&M University System (TAMU)   Texas A&M University
    • May 2007 to July 2007 Resarch Assistant
      Texas A&M University System (TAMU)   Texas A&M University
    • Aug 2006 to Sept 2006 Instructor
      University of Southern California   School of Education   Kinder Kinetics Program (Health and Physical Activity)

Memberships

  • Membership
    • 2006 to Present North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)
    • Jan 2010 to Dec 2015 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
    • Jan 2011 to Jan 2012 Psychonomic Society
    • 2010 to 2011 Brazilian Motor Behavior Society
    • 2007 to 2008 Texas A&M Society for Neuroscience

Awards and Honors

    • Jun  2017 Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award sponsored by North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)
    • May  2017 Excellence in Research Award sponsored by College of Nursing and Health InnovationOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • Jun  2016 JMLD Excellence in Reviewing Award sponsored by Human Kinetics
    • May  2013 Outstanding Journal Article published with an undergraduate student. sponsored by College of EducationOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • Apr  2013 Lolas E. Halverson Motor Development Young Investigator Award sponsored by NASPE's Motor Development and Learning Research Academy
      Achievements:

      For outstanding contributins to research in the motor development field.

    • Jan  2011 HLKN Armstrong Graduate Scholar of the Year Award sponsored by Department of Kinesiology, Texas A&M University
    • Jan  2011 Student Research Week Oral Presentation Award (Overall subject area winner) sponsored by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University System (TAMU)
    • Jan  2011 Huffines Travel Grant sponsored by Department of Health and kinesiology, Texas A&M University
    • Jan  2011 Travel Fund Award sponsored by Department of Health and kinesiology, Texas A&M University
    • Jan  2010 NASPSPA Graduate Student Award for International Conference Travel sponsored by North American Scoeity for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
    • Jan  2010 HLKN Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award (Kinesiology Division) sponsored by Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University
    • Jan  2010 P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship sponsored by International Chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood
    • Jan  2010 Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Educational Grant sponsored by World Bank Family Network
    • Jan  2010 Buck Weirus Spirt Award sponsored by The Asociation of Former Students, Texas A&M University
    • Jan  2010 Huffines Travel Grant Award sponsored by Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University
    • Jan  2009 Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges sponsored by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University System (TAMU)
    • Jan  2009 Graduate Student Research and Presentation Grant sponsored by Association of Former Students and the Office of Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University
    • Jan  2009 P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship sponsored by International Chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood.
    • Jan  2009 Student Research Week Oral Presentation Award sponsored by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University System (TAMU)
    • Jan  2008 International Education Fee Scholarship sponsored by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University System (TAMU)
    • Jan  2008 Travel Fund Award sponsored by Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University
    • Jan  2008 Travel Fund Award sponsored by Faculty of Neuroscience Travel Awards, Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University
    • Jan  2008 Fellowship awarded by American Association of University Women (AAUW) sponsored by American Association of University Women
    • Jan  2007 Huffines Travel Grant Award sponsored by Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University
    • Jan  2006 Exceptional Effort Award sponsored by English Language Institute, University of Pittsburgh

Research and Expertise

  • Research Interests

    Motor development in childhood

    Low motor ability (Developmental Coordination Disorder)

    Motor skill interventions

    Affordances in the home environment for infant motor development

    Motor cognition across the lifespan

    Action and space representation in children and older adults

    Tool use in children and older adults

Publications

      Journal Article Forthcoming
      • Dinkel, D., Snyder, K., & Caçola, P. (in press). Translation, validation and cultural adaptation of a Spanish version of Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development-Infant Scale (AHEMD-IS). Early Child Development and Care.

        {Journal Article}

      Book Chapter Forthcoming
      • Gabbard, C., & Caçola, P. (in press). The home environment and young children’s motor skill development. In M. R. Jalongo & H. Brewer (Eds.), Physical Activity and Health Promotion in the Early Years – Evidence-Based Practices for Early Childhood Educators - Part two:  Programs and teaching strategies that promote physical activity and health during early childhood. Springer.

        {Book Chapter}

      Journal Article 2017
      • Caçola, P., Miller, H. P., & Ossom-Williamson, P. (2017). Behavioral comparisons in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Coordination Disorder: A systematic literature review. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 38, 6-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.rasd.2017.03.004

        {Journal Article}
      2017
      • Anderson, C., & Caçola, P. (2017). Implications of preterm birth for maternal mental health and infant development. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 42(2), 108-114. DOI: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000311

        {Journal Article}

      Journal Article 2016
      • Caçola, P., Ibana, M., Ricard, M., & Gabbard, C. (2016). Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder demonstrate a spatial mismatch when estimating coincident-timing ability with tools. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 48, 124-131. DOI:10.1016/j.ridd.2015.10.021

        {Journal Article}
      2016
      • Caçola, P., Ibana, M., Romero, M., & Chuang, J. (2016). The effectiveness of a group motor skill intervention program in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: Program duration matters. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 14(1).

        {Journal Article}
      2016
      • Caçola, P., Romero, M.,Ibana, M., & Chuang, J. (2016). Effects of two distinct group motor skill interventions in psychological and motor skills of children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: A pilot study. [Brief Report]. Disability & Health, 9(1), 172-178. DOI:10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.07.007

        {Journal Article}
      2016
      • Offor, N., Ossom Williamson, P., & Caçola, P. (2016). Effectiveness of interventions for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder in physical therapy contexts: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 4, 169-196. DOI: 10.1123/jmld.2015-0018

        {Journal Article}
      2016
      • Caçola, P. (2016). Physical and mental health of children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Frontiers in Public Health, 4, 224. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00224

        {Journal Article}
      2016
      • Ibana, M., & Caçola, P. (2016). The association between motor ability and handwriting performance in children with probable Developmental Coordination Disorder. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 4(1), 1-15. DOI: 10.1123/jmld.2015-0019  

        {Journal Article}

      Journal Article 2015
      • Pedrosa, C. A. A., Caçola, P., & Carvalhal, M. I. M. M. (2015). Fatores preditores do perfil sensorial de lactentes dos quatro aos 18 meses de idade. (Factors predicting sensory profile of 4- to 18-month-old infants). Revista Paulista de Pediatria (Paulista Journal of Pediatrics), 33(2), 160-166.

        {Journal Article}
      2015
      • Caçola, P. M., Gabbard, C., Montebelo, M. I. L., & Santos, D. C. C. (2015). Further Development and Validation of the Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development – Infant Scale (AHEMD-IS). Physical Therapy, 95(6), 901-923. DOI: 10.2522/ptj.20140011

        {Journal Article}
      2015
      • Martinez, A., & Caçola, P. (2015). Motor competence predicts cognitive performance in 4-year-olds. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 23(4), 573-584. DOI:10.1080/1350293X.2014.991094

        {Journal Article}
      2015
      • Caçola, P., & Romero, M. (2015). Strategies to accommodate children with Developmental Coordination Disorder in physical education lessons. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 86(9), 21-25. DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2015.1085341

        {Journal Article}
      2015
      • Almeida, T. G. A., Caçola, P. M., Gabbard, C., Correr, M. T., Vilela Jr., G. B., & Santos, D. C. C. (2015). Comparações entre o desempenho motor e oportunidades de estimulação motora no ambiente domiciliar de lactentes residentes na região sudeste e norte do Brasil. (Comparisons between motor performance and opportunities for motor stimulation in the home environment of infants from the North and Southwest regions in Brazil). Fisioterapia & Pesquisa (Physioterapy & Research), 22(2), 142-147. DOI: 10.590/1809-2950/13306322022015

        {Journal Article}
      2015
      • Caçola, P. M., Gabbard, C., Montebelo, M. I. L., & Santos, D. C. C. (2015). The new Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development – Infant Scale (AHEMD-IS): Versions in English and Portuguese languages. [Short Communication]. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 19(6), 507-525. DOI: 10.1590/bjpt-rbf.2014.0112

        {Journal Article}

      Journal Article 2014
      • Caçola, P., Gabbard, C., & Spessato, B. (2014). An age-related view of the role of object and spatial cognitive styles in distance estimation. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26(2), 147-156. DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2013.876028

        {Journal Article}
      2014
      • Caçola, P. (2014). Movement difficulties affect children’s learning: An overview of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 20(2), 98-106.

        {Journal Article}
      2014
      • Caçola, P., Gabbard, C., Ibana, M., & Romero, M. (2014). Tool length influences reach distance estimation via motor imagery in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 36(6), 596-606. DOI: 10.1080/13803395.2014.918092

        {Journal Article}
      2014
      • Correr, M. T., Ouro, M. P. C., Caçola, P. M., Almeida, T. G. A., & Santos, D. C. C. (2014). A disponibilidade de brinquedos no ambiente domiciliar representa oportunidades para o desenvolvimento motor de lactentes? (Does availability in the home environment represent opportunities for infant motor development?) Temas sobre Desenvolvimento (Themes in Development), 20(108), 25-29.

        {Journal Article}
      2014
      • Caçola, P. & Pant, M. (2014). Using a Generalized Linear Mixed Model (GLMM) approach to explore the role of age, motor proficiency, and cognitive styles in children's reach estimation accuracy. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 119(2), 1-20. DOI: 10.2466/27.10.PMS.119c21z0

        {Journal Article}
      2014
      • Gabbard, C., & Caçola, P. (2014). Examining intention in simulated actions: Are children and young adults different? Consciousness and Cognition, 29, 171-177. DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2014.08.0132.23

        {Journal Article}
      2014
      • Caçola, P. (2014). A lifespan view on modulation of peripersonal and extrapersonal reach space via tool use. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 8(1), 1-9.

        {Journal Article}

      Book Review 2013
      • Caçola, P. (in press). Book Review of Patricia Goodson, “Becoming an Academic Writer: 50 Exercises for Paced, Productive, and Powerful Writing”, Sage Publications, Inc, 2013, pp.248. Higher Education.
        {Book Review}

      Journal Article 2013
      • Caçola, P., Martinez, A., & Ray, C. (2013).The ability to modulate peripersonal and extrapersonal reach space via tool use among the elderly. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 56(2), 383-388.
        {Journal Article}
      2013
      • Caçola, P., Roberson, J., & Gabbard, C. (2013). Examining aging in movement representations for sequential (fine-motor) finger movements: A comparison between young, middle-aged, and older adults. Brain and Cognition, 82(1), 1-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2013.02.003

        {Journal Article}
      2013
      • Gabbard, C., & Caçola, P. (2013). Intentional processes in tool use are similar for simulated and executed actions. Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity, 8(1), 55-59. DOI: 10.1515/jirspa-2013-0003

        {Journal Article}
      2013
      • Freitas, T. C. B., Gabbard, C., Caçola, P. M., Montebelo, M. I. L., & Santos, D. C. C. (2013). Family socioeconomic status and the provision of motor affordances in the home. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 17(4), 319-327. DOI: 10.1590/S1413 35552013005000085

        {Journal Article}
      2013
      • Gabbard, C., Lee, J., & Caçola, P. (2013). Role of working memory in transformation of visual and motor representations for use in mental simulation. Cognitive Neuroscience, 4(3-4), 210-216. DOI: 10.1080/17588928.2013.820180

        {Journal Article}
      2013
      • Gabbard, C., Spessato, B., & Caçola, P. (2013). Examining the relation between visual object and visual spatial perception and general motor ability. Journal of Mental Imagery, 37(3&4), 21-28.

        {Journal Article}

      Book Chapter 2013
      • Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Lee, J. (in press). The role of motor imagery in action planning: Implications for developmental research. Motor Behavior and Control: New Research. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
        {Book Chapter}

      Journal Article 2012
      • Caçola, P. & Gabbard, C. (2012). Modulating peripersonal and extrapersonal reach space: A developmental perspective. Experimental Brain Research, 218(2), 321-330.     
        {Journal Article}
      2012
      • Nobre, F. S. S., Pontes, A. L. F. N., Costa, C. L. A., Caçola, P., & Valentini, N. C. (2012). Affordances em ambientes domésticos e desenvolvimento motor de pré-escolares (Affordances in home environments and preschoolers’ motor development). Pensar a Prática (Thinking about Practice), 15(3), 652-668.
        {Journal Article}
      2012
      • Oliver, B., Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Bobbio, T. (2012). Examining the age-related ability to maintain visual images. International Journal of Mind, Brain, & Cognition, 3(1), 59-72.
        {Journal Article}
      2012
      •   Miquelote, A. F., Santos, D. C. C., Caçola, P. M., Montebelo, M. I. L, & Gabbard, C. (2012).Effect of the home environment on motor and cognitive behavior of infants. Infant Behavior & Development, 35, 329-34.  
        {Journal Article}
      2012
      • Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Bobbio, T. (2012). The ability to mentally represent action is associated with low motor ability in children: A preliminary study. Child: Care, Health & Development, 38(3), 390-3.
        {Journal Article}
      2012
      • Cordova, A., Gabbard, C., & Caçola, P. (2012). Effect of visual landmarks and response delay on estimates of reachability. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 115(2), 1-9.
        {Journal Article}

      Book Chapter 2012
      • Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., Spesatto, B., & Santos, D. (2012). The home environment and infant and young children’s motor development. In A. M. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in Psychology Research, Volume 90, (pp. 105-123). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
        {Book Chapter}

      Journal Article 2011
      • Gabbard, C. & Caçola, P. (2011). Age and the ability to mentally represent action. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 6(3), 7-13.
        {Journal Article}
      2011
      • Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Bobbio, T.  (2011). Examining age-related action representation and execution via sequential finger movements. Brain and Cognition, 77, 459-463.
        {Journal Article}
      2011
      • Blessing, A., Caçola, P., & Gabbard, C. (2011). Can the home environment impact infant’s motor  development.  Explorations: Undergraduate Research Journal, 3, 10-11.
        {Journal Article}
      2011
      • Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Cordova, A. (2011). Is there an advanced aging effect on the ability to mentally represent action? Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 53, 206-209
        {Journal Article}
      2011
      • Caçola, P., Gabbard, C., Santos, D. C. C., & Batistela, A. C. (2011). The development and application of the Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development – Infant Scale (AHEMD-IS). Pediatrics International, 53(6), 820-825.
        {Journal Article}
      2011
      • Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Bobbio, T. (2011). Providing affordances in the home environment that enhance child motor development. Perspectives: Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, 16(2), 5-10.
        {Journal Article}

      Journal Article 2010
      • Caçola, P. & Bobbio, T. B. (2010). Low birth weight and motor development outcomes: The current reality. Revista Paulista de Pediatria (Paulista Journal of Pediatrics), 28(1), 70-6.
        {Journal Article}
      2010
      • Caçola, P.,Bobbio, T., Arias, A., Gonçalves, V., & Gabbard, C. (2010). Limitations of the neurological evolutional exam (ENE) as a motor assessment for first graders. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 14(5), 372-376
        {Journal Article}
      2010
      • Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Lee, S. (2010). Effect of actual physical ability on perceived reachability. Journal of Mental Imagery, 34(3 & 4), 13-24.
        {Journal Article}
      2010
      • Gabbard, C. & Caçola, P. (2010). Los niños con trastorno del desarrollo de la coordinación tienen dificultad con la representación de las acciones (Children with developmental coordination disorder have difficulty with action representation). Revista de Neurología (Journal of Neurology), 50(1), 33-38.
        {Journal Article}

      Book Chapter 2010
      • Krebs, R. J., Gabbard, C., & Caçola, P. (2010). O desenvolvimento motor e o modelo bioecológico de Bronfenbrenner (Motor Development and Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model). In Bento, Tani, & Prista (Eds.), Desporto e Educação Física em Português (Sport and Physical Education in Portuguese), 141-151.
        {Book Chapter}

      Journal Article 2009
      • Gabbard, C. & Caçola, P. (2009). Is intentionality with simulated movement the same as with actual execution? Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity, 4(1), article 4.
        {Journal Article}
      2009
      • Nobre, F. S. S., Costa, C. L. A., Oliveira, D. L. , Cabral, D. A., Nobre, G. C., & Caçola, P. (2009). Análise das oportunidades para o desenvolvimento motor (affordances) em ambientes domésticos no Ceará – Brasil (Analysis of the affordances for motor development in homes of the state of Ceará – Brazil). Revista Brasileira de Crescimento e Desenvolvimento Humano (Brazilian Journal of Growth and Human Development, 19(1),9-18.
        {Journal Article}
      2009
      • Bobbio, T., Gabbard, C., & Caçola, P. (2009). Interlimb coordination: An important facet of gross-motor ability. Early Childhood Research and Practice, 11(2), on-line. 
        {Journal Article}
      2009
      • Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Cordova, A. (2009). Is perceived motor competence a constraint in children's action planning (Estimating Reach)? Journal of Genetic Psychology, 170(2),151-158.
        {Journal Article}
      2009
      • Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Cordova, A. (2009).Examining psychological constraints in estimating reach via motor imagery. Journal of Mental Imagery, 33(1&2),49-62.  
        {Journal Article}
      2009
      • Heimbecher, E. M. & Caçola, P. M. (2009). Comparação das notas de ginastas dos estados do paraná e de santa catarina nas categorias pré-infantil e infantil (Comparison of young gymnasts’ scores in the states of Parana and Santa Catarina, Brazil). Revista Brasileira de Educação Física, Esporte, Lazer e Dança (Brazilian Journal of Physical Education, Sport, Leisure and Dance), 4(4), 144-158.
        {Journal Article}

      Book Chapter 2009
      • Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Bobbio, T.  (2009). Studying motor development: A biological and environmental perspective. In E. Kahraman & A. Baig (Eds.), Environmentalism: Environmental strategies and environmental sustainability, (pp. 129-139). Nova Science Publishers. 
        {Book Chapter}

      Journal Article 2008
      • Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Cordova, A. (2008).Does general motor imagery ability (via questionnaire) predict estimation of reachability in children? Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity, 3(1),1-12.
        {Journal Article}
      2008
      • Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Rodrigues, L.P.(2008).A new inventory for assessing affordances in the home environment for motor development (AHEMD-SR). Early Childhood Education Journal, 36(1), 5-9.  
        {Journal Article}
      2008
      • Caçola, P., Gabbard, C., & Santos, D.C.C. (2008). Avaliando o lar para oportunidades de desenvolvimento motor – Apresentação do AHEMD-SR (Assessing the Home Environment for Motor Development Affordances - Introducing the AHEMD-SR). Temas sobre Desenvolvimento (Topics in Development), 16(91).
        {Journal Article}

      Journal Article 2007
      • Caçola, P. & Ladewig, I. (2007). Comparação entre as práticas em partes e como um todo e a utilização de dicas na aprendizagem de uma habilidade da ginástica rítmica Comparison between practicing in parts and as a whole and the use of cues in learning a rhythmic gymnastics ability). Revista Brasileira de Ciência e Movimento (Brazilian Journal of Movement Science), 15(4),79-86.
        {Journal Article}

Presentations

    • July  2017
      Visuomotor integration and postural stability in children with DCD and ASD
      Miller, H. L., Caçola, P., Sherrod, G., & Bugnariu, N. (July, 2017). Visuomotor integration and postural stability in children with DCD and ASD. 12th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD 12), Fremantle, Western Australia. [ORAL] Abstract: DCD12 Book of abstracts, pp. 39.
    • July  2017
      Comparison of health-related quality of life scores in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
      Caçola, P., & Killian, M. (July, 2017). Comparison of health-related quality of life scores in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). 12th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD 12), Fremantle, Western Australia. [POSTER] Abstract: DCD12 Book of abstracts, pp. 84.
    • July  2017
      Multidimensional profiles of children referred to a motor skill intervention program.
      Caçola, P., & Cors, E. (July, 2017). Multidimensional profiles of children referred to a motor skill intervention program. 12th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD 12), Fremantle, Western Australia. [POSTER] Abstract: DCD12 Book of abstracts, pp. 85.
    • July  2017
      Improvement in brain activation after a short handwriting intervention in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder.
      Caçola, P., Srinivasan, D., Vasikaran, H., Ricard, M., & Liu, H. (July, 2017). Improvement in brain activation after a short handwriting intervention in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. 12th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD 12), Fremantle, Western Australia. [POSTER] Abstract: DCD12 Book of abstracts, pp. 133.
    • June  2017
      Parental perception of potential Developmental Coordination Disorder and children’s actual motor ability.
      Ferreira, L., Vieira, J. L. L., Silva, P. N., Rocha, F. F., Cheuczuk, F., & Caçola, P. (June, 2017). Parental perception of potential Developmental Coordination Disorder and children’s actual motor ability. NASPSPA annual convention, San Diego, CA, USA. [POSTER] Abstract: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 39 (supplement), S81.
    • June  2017
      Changes in motor performance of young children: A three-year longitudinal study.
      Ferreira, L., Santos, V. A. P., Vieira, J. L. L., & Caçola, P. (June, 2017). Changes in motor performance of young children: A three-year longitudinal study. NASPSPA annual convention, San Diego, CA, USA. [POSTER] Abstract: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 39 (supplement), S81.
    • June  2017
      The influence of manual dexterity ability in visual motor integration and handwriting skills of 5-year-olds
      Caçola, P., & Butler, C. (June, 2017). The influence of manual dexterity ability in visual motor integration and handwriting skills of 5-year-olds. NASPSPA annual convention, San Diego, CA, USA. [POSTER] Abstract: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 39(supplement), S50.
    • June  2017
      Motor, but not cognitive ability, is associated to movement imagery capacity in children
      Fuchs, C., Hudson, S., Young, J., & Caçola, P. (June, 2017). Motor, but not cognitive ability, is associated to movement imagery capacity in children. NASPSPA annual convention, San Diego, CA, USA. [POSTER] Abstract: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 39 (supplement), 65.
    • June  2017
      Dynamic postural control in typical development, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Coordination Disorder
      Miller, H. L., Caçola, P., & Bugnariu, N. L. (June, 2017). Dynamic postural control in typical development, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Coordination Disorder. World Congress of the International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR), Fort Lauderdale, FL. [ORAL] Abstract: ISPRG World Congress Abstract Book, pp. 380.
    • May  2017
      Visuomotor integration: A potential biomarker of Autism Spectrum Disorder in lab and community-based settings
      Miller, H. L., Caçola, P., Sherrod, G., & Bugnariu, N. L.  (May, 2017). Visuomotor integration: A potential biomarker of Autism Spectrum Disorder in lab and community-based settings. International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, CA. [ORAL] Abstract: IMFAR Abstract Book, pp. 464-465.
    • April  2017
      Eye and body movement as promising biomarkers and intervention targets in Autism and Developmental Coordination Disorder.
      Miller, H. L., Caçola, P., Sherrod, G., & Bugnariu, N. (April, 2017). Eye and body movement as promising biomarkers and intervention targets in Autism and Developmental Coordination Disorder. Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) annual Meeting, Austin, TX. [POSTER] 
    • May  2016
      Postural Control Relates to Accuracy of Eye Movement in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Coordination Disorder
      Miller, H. L., Caçola, P., Sherrod, G., Patterson, R., & Bugnariu, N. (May, 2016). Postural Control Relates to Accuracy of Eye Movement in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Coordination Disorder. International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Baltimore, MD, USA. [POSTER] Abstract: Proceedings of the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research, 22679-146.191.
    • July  2015
      Effect of tool choice and length on reach distance estimation in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder.
      Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Ricard, M. (July, 2015). Effect of tool choice and length on reach distance estimation in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. 11th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder, Toulouse, France. [POSTER] Abstract: Journal of Comorbidity, 5, 81-82.
    • July  2015
      Effects of two distinct group motor skill interventions in psychological and motor skills of children with Developmental Coordination Disorder.
      Caçola, P., Romero, M., Ibana, M., & Chuang, J. (July, 2015). Effects of two distinct group motor skill interventions in psychological and motor skills of children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. 11th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder, Toulouse, France. [ORAL] Abstract: Journal of Comorbidity, 5, 59.
    • July  2015
      Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder demonstrate a spatial mismatch when using coincident-timing ability with tools.
      Caçola, P., Ibana, M., Ricard, M., & Gabbard, C. (July, 2015). Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder demonstrate a spatial mismatch when using coincident-timing ability with tools. 11th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder, Toulouse, France. [POSTER] Abstract: Journal of Comorbidity, 5, 71.
    • June  2015
      A lifespan view of coincident timing ability and tool use.
      Caçola, P. (June, 2015). A lifespan view of coincident timing ability and tool use. NASPSPA annual convention, Portland, OR, USA. [ORAL] Abstract: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 37 (supplement), S74.
    • March  2015
      Self-Efficacy for physical activity in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder.
      Caçola, P., Romero, M., Ibana, M. & Guzman, S. (March, 2015). Self-Efficacy for physical activity in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. SHAPE America annual convention, Seattle, WA, USA. [POSTER] Abstract: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 86 (supplement), A11.
    • March  2015
      Enhancing Skill Learning in Physical Education.
      Caçola, P., Parry, T., Richardson, K., Rukavina, P., & Wughalter, E. (March, 2015). Research Council Motor Behavior Forum: Enhancing Skill Learning in Physical Education. SHAPE America annual convention, Seattle, WA, USA. [ORAL]
    • June  2014
      Representation of motor interception abilities with tool use is similar in young and older adults.
      Caçola, P., & Pant, M., Ricard, M., & Ray, C. (June, 2014). Representation of motor interception abilities with tool use is similar in young and older adults. NASPSPA annual convention, Minneapolis, MN, USA. [POSTER] Abstract: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 36 (supplement), S61.
    • April  2014
      Motor assessment performance in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder.
      Caçola, P. (April, 2014). Motor assessment performance in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. SHAPE America annual convention, St. Louis, MO, USA. [POSTER] Abstract: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 85 (supplement), A43-A44.
    • April  2014
      Basic Stuff—Strategies From Motor Behavior for Teaching Physical Education.
      Wughalter, E. H., Caçola, P., Richardson, K., Polsgrove, M. J., & Parry, T. (April, 2014). Research Council Motor Behavior Forum: Basic Stuff—Strategies From Motor Behavior for Teaching Physical Education. SHAPE America annual convention, St. Louis, MO, USA. [ORAL] Abstract: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 85 (supplement), A15-A16.
    • April  2014
      PE Assessment and strategies for children with developmental motor disabilities.
      Caçola, P., Liu, T., & Breslin, C. (April, 2014). PE Assessment and strategies for children with developmental motor disabilities. SHAPE America annual convention, St. Louis, MO, USA. [ORAL]
    • October  2013
      Motor proficiency predicts accuracy in distance estimations via motor and visual imagery in 7- to 13-year-old children.
      Caçola, P., & Pant, M. (October, 2013). Motor proficiency predicts accuracy in distance estimations via motor and visual imagery in 7- to 13-year-old children. Motor Development Research Consortium, Philadelphia, PA, USA. [ORAL]
    • June  2013
      Parental perception and selected motor abilities improve after a group intervention program for children with DCD.
      Caçola, P., Henry, D., Ibana, M., Romero, M., Chuang, J., & Deo, K. (June, 2013). Parental perception and selected motor abilities improve after a group intervention program for children with DCD. 10th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder, Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil. [ORAL] Abstract: Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 7 (supplement), 40.
    • June  2013
      Young children with Developmental Coordination Disorder have difficulties estimating reach space with a tool.
      Caçola, P., Ibana, M., Romero, M., & Gabbard, C. (June, 2013). Young children with Developmental Coordination Disorder have difficulties estimating reach space with a tool. 10th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder, Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil. [POSTER] Abstract: Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 7 (supplement), 61.
    • June  2013
      Typical cognitive ability drives desired performance in mental imagery tasks in children with DCD.
      Caçola, P., Kondraske, G., Henry, D., & Deo, K. (June, 2013). Typical cognitive ability drives desired performance in mental imagery tasks in children with DCD. 10th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder, Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil. [POSTER] Abstract: Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 7 (supplement), 73.
    • June  2013
      Age-related differences in movement representations for sequential finger movements during adulthood.
      Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Roberson, J. (June, 2013). Age-related differences in movement representations for sequential finger movements during adulthood. NASPSPA annual convention, New Orleans, LA, USA. [POSTER] Abstract: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 35 (supplement), S66.
    • April  2013
      Motor proficiency predicts cognitive performance in 4-year-olds.
      Caçola, P., Martinez, A., & Hargreaves, J. A. (April, 2013). Motor proficiency predicts cognitive performance in 4-year-olds. Research Consortium (AAHPERD), Charlotte, NC, USA. [POSTER] Abstract: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 84(1 – supplement), A-vii.
    • April  2013
      Association between visual-object and visual-spatial ability and reach planning tasks.
      Gabbard, C., Spessato, B., & Caçola, P. (April, 2013). Association between visual-object and visual-spatial ability and reach planning tasks. Research Consortium (AAHPERD), Charlotte, NC, USA. [POSTER] Abstract: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 84(1 – supplement), A-xv.
    • February  2013
      Movement difficulties influence learning: The recognition of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and Dyspraxia.
      Caçola, P. (February, 2013). Movement difficulties influence learning: The recognition of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and Dyspraxia. 50th Annual Conference, Learning Disabilities Association, San Antonio, TX, USA. [ORAL]
    • November  2012
      Intentional processes in tool use are similar for simulated and executed actions.
      Gabbard, C. & Caçola, P. (November, 2012). Intentional processes in tool use are similar for simulated and executed actions. Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, USA. [POSTER]
    • November  2012
      A question of intention in hand and tool use via reach estimation: Children vs adults.
      Caçola, P. & Gabbard, C. (November, 2012). A question of intention in hand and tool use via reach estimation: Children vs adults. Psychonomic Society annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN, USA. [POSTER]
    • October  2012
      Changes in representations of sequential finger movements across the lifespan
      Caçola, P., & Gabbard, C. (October, 2012). Changes in representations of sequential finger movements across the lifespan. Society for Neuroscience annual convention, New Orleans, LA, USA. [POSTER)
    • June  2012
      Role of intention in simulated actions: A developmental view.
      Ammar, D., Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Bobbio, T. (June, 2012). Role of intention in simulated actions: A developmental view.  NASPSPA annual convention, Honolulu, HI, USA. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 34 (supplement), S150-1. [POSTER]
    • June  2012
      Aging and the ability to modulate peripersonal and extrapersonal reach space via tool use.
      Caçola, P., Martinez, A., Christopherson, D., & Ray, C. (June, 2012). Aging and the ability to modulate peripersonal and extrapersonal reach space via tool use.NASPSPA annual convention, Honolulu, HI, USA. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 34 (supplement), S154-5. [POSTER]
    • June  2012
      Mentally representing sequential (fine-motor) finger movements: A developmental perspective.
      Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Bobbio, T. (June, 2012). Mentally representing sequential (fine-motor) finger movements: A developmental perspective. NASPSPA annual convention, Honolulu, HI, USA. [POSTER] Abstract: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 34 (supplement), S162-3.
    • March  2012
      Examining age-related use of visual imagery maintenance.
      Gabbard, C., & Caçola, P. (March, 2012). Examining age-related use of visual imagery maintenance. Research Consortium (AAHPERD), Boston, MA, USA. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 83(1) supplement, A-34. [POSTER]
    • March  2012
      Estimating reachability in space: Children and the elderly are similar.
      Caçola, P., & Gabbard, C. (March, 2012). Estimating reachability in space: Children and the elderly are similar. Research Consortium (AAHPERD), Boston, MA, USA. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 83(1) supplement, A-33. [POSTER]
    • March  2012
      Study on incentives and their relation to running times in children.
      Palumbo, B., Smith, M., & Caçola, P. Study on incentives and their relation to running times in children. (March, 2012). UTA Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES), Arlington, TX. [POSTER]
    • March  2012
      Skilled for life: Motor proficiency of developing children.
      Romero-Gandara, V., & Caçola, P. Skilled for life: Motor proficiency of developing children. (March, 2012). UTA Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES), Arlington, TX. [POSTER]
    • November  2011
      Aging effect on the ability to scale space via tool use.
      Caçola, P., Martinez, A., Christopherson, D., Ray, C., & Gabbard, C. (October, 2011). Aging effect on the ability to scale space via tool use. Motor Development Research Consortium [Research in progress]. Madison, Wisconsin. [ORAL]
    • October  2011
      The definition of interlimb coordination: A systematic literature review.
      Caçola, P., Bobbio, T., & Spessato, B. (October, 2011). The definition of interlimb coordination: A systematic literature review. Motor Development Research Consortium (Research review), Madison, Wisconsin, USA. [ORAL]
    • June  2011
      Role of the cerebellum in action planning in children with low motor ability.
      Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Bobbio, T. (June, 2011). Role of the cerebellum in action planning in children with low motor ability. Developmental Coordination Disorder International Conference (DCD-IX), Lausanne, Switzerland. [POSTER]
    • June  2011
      Age-related differences in the modulation of peripersonal and extrapersonal reach space.
      Caçola, P. & Gabbard, C. (June, 2011). Age-related differences in the modulation of peripersonal and extrapersonal reach space. NASPSPA annual convention, Burlington, VT, USA. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 33 (supplement), 28. [ORAL]
    • April  2011
      Family socioeconomic status and affordances in the home for motor development.
      Santos, D. C. C., Caçola, P., Gabbard, C., Freitas, T. C. B., & Miquelote, A. F. (April, 2011). Family socioeconomic status and affordances in the home for motor development. Research Consortium (AAHPERD), San Diego, CA, USA. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 82(1) supplement, A-30. [POSTER]
    • April  2011
      Do motor affordances provided in the home predict motor competence?
      Caçola, P., Gabbard, C., Santos, D. C. C., Batistela, A. C. T., Gibim, N. C., & Baltieri, L. (April, 2011). Do motor affordances provided in the home predict motor competence? Research Consortium (AAHPERD), San Diego, CA, USA. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 82(1) supplement, A-32. [POSTER]
    • April  2011
      Relationship between mentally representing action and motor ability in children.
      Gabbard, C., Oliver, B., & Caçola, P. (April, 2011). Relationship between mentally representing action and motor ability in children. Research Consortium (AAHPERD), San Diego, CA, USA. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 82(1) supplement, A-31. [POSTER]
    • March  2011
      Age-related differences in the modulation of peripersonal and extrapersonal reach space.
      Caçola, P., & Gabbard, C. (March, 2011). Age-related differences in the modulation of peripersonal and extrapersonal reach space. Student Research Week, Texas A&M University, TX. [ORAL]
    • March  2011
      Expert evaluation and refinement of the Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development- Infant Scale.
      Blessing, A. P., Caçola, P., Santos, D. C. C., & Gabbard, C. (March, 2011). Expert evaluation and refinement of the Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development- Infant Scale. Student Research Week, Texas A&M University, TX. [POSTER]
    • February  2011
      Aging and the ability to modulate peripersonal and extrapersonal reach space via tool use.
      Caçola, P. (February, 2011). Aging and the ability to modulate peripersonal and extrapersonal reach space via tool use. 6th Annual Metroplex Day (Neuroscience), Arlington, TX. [POSTER]
    • July  2010
      Family and economic conditions associated to the opportunities in the home environment for infants: A preliminary study.
      Freitas, T., Moreira, M., Santos, D. C. C., Caçola, P., & Gabbard, C. (July, 2010). Condição econômica familiar e oportunidades no lar para o desenvolvimento motor de bebês: estudo preliminar (Family and economic conditions associated to the opportunities in the home environment for infants: A preliminary study). V Congresso Brasileiro de Comportamento Motor (V Brazilian Conference on Motor Behavior), Londrina, PR, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 5 (supplement), 54. [ORAL]
    • July  2010
      Opportunities in the home environment for motor and cognitive development in infants: A preliminary study.
      Santos, D. C. C., Caçola, P., Gabbard, C., Miquelote, F. A., & Habechian, P. (July, 2010). Oportunidades na residência familiar e desempenho motor e cognitivo em bebês: estudo preliminar (Opportunities in the home environment for motor and cognitive development in infants: A preliminary study). V Congresso Brasileiro de Comportamento Motor (V Brazilian Conference on Motor Behavior), Londrina, PR, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 5 (supplement), 35. [ORAL]
    • July  2010
      Modulating peripersonal and extrapersonal reach space via tool use: A developmental perspective.
      Caçola, P. & Gabbard, C. (July, 2010).Modulating peripersonal and extrapersonal reach space via tool use: A developmental perspective. V Congresso Brasileiro de Comportamento Motor (V Brazilian Conference on Motor Behavior), Londrina, PR, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 5 (supplement), 50-51. [ORAL]
    • July  2010
      Limitations of the neurological evolutional exam (ENE) as a motor assessment for first graders.
      Bobbio, T. G., Caçola, P., Arias, A., & Gabbard, C. (July, 2010). Limitações do exame neurológico evolutivo (ENE) como um instrumento de avaliação motora para crianças na primeira série (Limitations of the neurological evolutional exam (ENE) as a motor assessment for first graders). V Congresso Brasileiro de Comportamento Motor (V Brazilian Conference on Motor Behavior), Londrina, PR, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 5 (supplement), 53-54. [POSTER]
    • June  2010
      The association between mentally representing action and motor ability in children.
      Oliver, B., Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., Bobbio, T. (June, 2010). The association between mentally representing action and motor ability in children. NASPSPA annual convention, Tucson, AZ, USA. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 32 (supplement), 47.
    • June  2010
      Is there an advanced aging effect on the ability to mentally represent action
      Gabbard, C.,Cordova, A., Caçola, P. (June, 2010). Is there an advanced aging effect on the ability to mentally represent action?NASPSPA annual convention, Tucson, AZ, USA. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 32 (supplement), 40. [POSTER]
    • June  2010
      Development and Application of the Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development – Infant Scale (AHEMD-IS).
       Caçola, P., Gabbard, C., Santos, D. C. C., Batistela, A. C. T. (June, 2010). Development and Application of the Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development - Infant Scale (AHEMD-IS). NASPSPA annual convention, Tucson, AZ, USA. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 32 (supplement), 37.
    • March  2010
      The development and application of the Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development – Infant Scale (AHEMD-IS).
      Caçola, P., Gabbard, C., Santos, D. C. C., Batistela, A. C. (March, 2010). The development and application of the Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development - Infant Scale (AHEMD-IS). Student ResearchWeek, Texas A&M University, TX. [POSTER]
    • July  2009
      Examining psychological constraints in action planning.
      Caçola, P. & Gabbard, C. (July, 2009). Examining psychological constraints in action planning. 15th International Conference on Perception and Action, Minneapolis, MN, USA. [ORAL]
    • June  2009
      Effect of actual physical ability on perceived reachability.
      Lee, S., Gabbard, C., & Caçola, P. (June, 2009). Effect of actual physical ability on perceived reachability. NASPSPA annual convention, Austin, TX, USA. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30 (supplement), 81.  [POSTER]
    • June  2009
      Interlimb coordination differentiates Brazilian children from two socioeconomic settings.
      Caçola, P., Bobbio, T., Gabbard, C. (June, 2009). Interlimb coordination differentiates Brazilian children from two socioeconomic settings. NASPSPA annual convention, Austin, TX, USA. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30 (supplement), 28. [POSTER]
    • April  2009
      The role of actual (physical) ability in estimating reach.
      Cordova, A., Gabbard, C., Caçola, P., & Lee, S. (April, 2009). The role of actual (physical) ability in estimating reach. Research Consortium (AAHPERD), Tampa, FL, USA. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 81(1) supplement, A-46. [POSTER]
    • March  2009
      Examining psychological constraints in action planning.
      Caçola, P. & Gabbard, C. (March, 2009). Examining psychological constraints in action planning. Student Research Week, Texas A&M University, TX. [ORAL]
    • March  2009
      Is intentionality in simulated and overt motor action the same?
      Lee, S., Caçola, P., & Gabbard, C. (March, 2009). Is intentionality in simulated and overt motor action the same? Annual Faculty of Neuroscience Symposium, Texas A&M University, TX. [POSTER]
    • June  2008
      Does perceived motor ability influence perceived reachability in children?
      Caçola, P., Gabbard, C., & Cordova, A. (June, 2008). Does perceived motor ability influence perceived reachability in children? NASPSPA annual convention, Niagara Falls, ON, CA. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30 (supplement), 40. [ORAL]
    • June  2008
      The influence of a secondary task on sequence learning.
      Caçola, P. M., Swan, K. M., & Shea, C. H. (June, 2008). The influence of a secondary task on sequence learning. NASPSPA annual convention, Niagara Falls, ON, CA.  Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30 (supplement), 68. [POSTER]
    • June  2008
      The effects of learning cues while teaching the forehand to children with ADHD.
      Yamaguchi, A., Ladewig, I., & Caçola, P. M. (June, 2008). The effects of learning cues while teaching the forehand to children with ADHD. NASPSPA annual convention, Niagara Falls, ON, CA. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30 (supplement), 142. [POSTER]
    • March  2008
      Aging and the ability to modulate peripersonal and extrapersonal reach space via tool use.
      Martinez, A., & Caçola, P. Aging and the ability to modulate peripersonal and extrapersonal reach space via tool use. (March, 2012). UTA Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES), Arlington, TX. [POSTER]
    • March  2008
      Does perceived motor ability influence perceived reachability in children?
      Caçola, P., Gabbard, C., & Cordova, A. (March, 2008). Does perceived motor ability influence perceived reachability in children? Student Research Week, Texas A&M University, TX. [POSTER]
    • June  2006
      Comparison between part and whole teaching with and without cues while learning a rhythmic gymnastics skill.
      Caçola, P. M. & Ladewig, I. (June, 2006). Comparison between part and whole teaching with and without cues while learning a rhythmic gymnastics skill.NASPSPA annual convention, Denver, CO, USA. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 28 (supplement), 43-44. [ORAL]
  • Past
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      Space representation in children with coordination difficulties.
      Caçola, P., Martinez, A., & Gabbard, C. (October, 2011). Space representation in children with coordination difficulties. Motor Development Research Consortium (Great though for future research), Madison, Wisconsin, USA. [ORAL]

Support & Funding

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    • July 2015 to July 2016 The iWrite project: a computer-based rehabilitation approach for handwriting in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder sponsored by  - $19687
    • Jan 2015 to Jan 2016 Comparison of a home-based motor development intervention on late preterm infants of healthy mothers and mothers screened positive for symptoms of posttraumatic stress at birth sponsored by  - $7000
    • Jan 2013 to Jan 2014 Developmental progression and individual differences as a function of motor skill ability in children’s tool use sponsored by  - $17500
    • Jan 2013 to May 2013 Understanding the psychosocial impact of a motor skill intervention sponsored by  - $3035
    • Jan 2012 to Jan 2013 Cross-cultural assessment of the opportunities in the home environment for infant motor development (Co-PI) sponsored by  - $15000
    • Jan 2012 to May 2012 E-course materials for KINE 3388 - Theory and Application of Motor Development sponsored by  - $1000
    • Jan 2010 to Jan 2011 Development and validation of the Affordances in the home environment for motor development – 3-18 months version (Co-PI) sponsored by  - $10000

Students Supervised

Courses

      • KINE 5323-001 MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING

        This course will expose students to the theoretical perspectives and current principles associated with the control and learning of movement skills. Specifically, the neural and mechanical mechanisms underlying motor behavior and the variables influencing motor learning will be addressed. Throughout the course, application of theoretical concepts to instructional and clinical settings will be emphasized. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 4323-001 MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING

        This course will expose students to the theoretical perspectives and current principles associated with the control and learning of movement skills. Specifically, the neural and mechanical mechanisms underlying motor behavior and the variables influencing motor learning will be addressed. Throughout the course, application of theoretical concepts to instructional and clinical settings will be emphasized. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 4323-001 MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING

        This course will expose students to the theoretical perspectives and current principles associated with the control and learning of movement skills. Specifically, the neural and mechanical mechanisms underlying motor behavior and the variables influencing motor learning will be addressed. Throughout the course, application of theoretical concepts to instructional and clinical settings will be emphasized.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 3388-001 Theory and application of motor development

        The course focuses on the study of motor skill development in childhood and adolescence. More specifically, the class concentrates on the basis of motor development theory and aspects that affect motor competence, underlie control of movement, and influence change in the acquisition of motor skills in childhood and adolescence.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 4323-001 MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING

        This course will expose students to the theoretical perspectives and current principles associated with the control and learning of movement skills. Specifically, the neural and mechanical mechanisms underlying motor behavior and the variables influencing motor learning will be addressed. Throughout the course, application of theoretical concepts to instructional and clinical settings will be emphasized. Prerequisite: KINE 3325 or Instructor’s permission.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 5323-001 MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING

        This course will expose students to the theoretical perspectives and current principles associated with the control and learning of movement skills. Specifically, the neural and mechanical mechanisms underlying motor behavior and the variables influencing motor learning will be addressed. Throughout the course, application of theoretical concepts to instructional and clinical settings will be emphasized. Prerequisite: KINE 3325 or Instructor’s permission.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 4323-001 MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING

        This course will expose students to the theoretical perspectives and current principles associated with the control and learning of movement skills. Specifically, the neural and mechanical mechanisms underlying motor behavior and the variables influencing motor learning will be addressed. Throughout the course, application of theoretical concepts to instructional and clinical settings will be emphasized. Prerequisite: KINE 3325 or Instructor’s permission.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 5323-001 MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING

        This course will expose students to the theoretical perspectives and current principles associated with the control and learning of movement skills. Specifically, the neural and mechanical mechanisms underlying motor behavior and the variables influencing motor learning will be addressed. Throughout the course, application of theoretical concepts to instructional and clinical settings will be emphasized. Prerequisite: KINE 3325 or Instructor’s permission.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 5323-001 MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING

        This course will expose students to the theoretical perspectives and current principles associated with the control and learning of movement skills. Specifically, the neural and mechanical mechanisms underlying motor behavior and the variables influencing motor learning will be addressed. Throughout the course, application of theoretical concepts to instructional and clinical settings will be emphasized. Prerequisite: KINE 3325 or Instructor’s permission.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 4323-001 MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING

        This course will expose students to the theoretical perspectives and current principles associated with the control and learning of movement skills. Specifically, the neural and mechanical mechanisms underlying motor behavior and the variables influencing motor learning will be addressed. Throughout the course, application of theoretical concepts to instructional and clinical settings will be emphasized. Prerequisite: KINE 3325 or Instructor’s permission.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 3388-001 THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

        The course focuses on the study of motor skill development in childhood and adolescence. More specifically, the class concentrates on the basis of motor development theory and aspects that affect motor competence, underlie control of movement, and influence change in the acquisition of motor skills in childhood and adolescence. In addition, a practical application of the theoretical framework for MD is explored with fieldwork in a local school.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 3325-002 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS

        [Catalog Description] Current practices in the conduct of quantitative research, measurement, and evaluation processes applied to programs related to exercise science, pedagogical kinesiology, athletic training and related fields will be examined. Enrolled students will develop and conduct a research project based on their declared discipline. Prerequisite: KINE 1400, KINE 3315, MATH 1302, MATH 1308, or permission of department.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 3388-001 THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

        The course focuses on the study of motor skill development in childhood and adolescence. More specifically, the class concentrates on the basis of motor development theory and aspects that affect motor competence, underlie control of movement, and influence change in the acquisition of motor skills in childhood and adolescence. In addition, a practical application of the theoretical framework for MD is explored with fieldwork in a local school.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 5323-001 MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING

        This course will expose students to the theoretical perspectives and current principles associated with the control and learning of movement skills.  Specifically, the neural and mechanical mechanisms underlying motor behavior and the variables influencing motor learning will be addressed. Throughout the course, application of theoretical concepts to instructional and clinical settings will be emphasized. Prerequisite: KINE 3325 or Instructor’s permission.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 4396-001 Special Topics in Kinesiology

        Topics/Research assigned on an individual basis covering personal research or study in the designated area. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chairperson. TOPIC: Developmental Coordination Disorder.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 3388-001 Theory and Application of Motor Development

        The course focuses on the study of motor skill development in childhood and adolescence. More specifically, the class concentrates on the basis of motor development theory and aspects that affect motor competence, underlie control of movement, and influence change in the acquisition of motor skills in childhood and adolescence. In addition, a practical application of the theoretical framework for MD is explored with fieldwork in a local school.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 4323-001 Motor Control and Learning

        This course will expose students to the theoretical perspectives and current principles associated with the control and learning of movement skills.  Specifically, the neural and mechanical mechanisms underlying motor behavior and the variables influencing motor learning will be addressed. Throughout the course, application of theoretical concepts to instructional and clinical settings will be emphasized. Prerequisite: KINE 3325 or Instructor’s permission.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 5294-001 Research in Kinesiology (Ind Study)

        Topics/Research assigned on an individual basis covering personal research or study in the designated area. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chairperson.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 4391-001 Conference Course (Ind Study)

        Topics/Research assigned on an individual basis covering personal research or study in the designated area. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chairperson.

        Topic: The course will focus on the study of the theory of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 3325-001 Undergraduate Research Methods

        Current practices in the conduct of quantitative research, measurement, and evaluation processes applied to programs related to exercise science, pedagogical kinesiology, athletic training and related fields will be examined. Enrolled students will develop and conduct a research project based on their declared discipline. Prerequisite: KINE 1400, KINE 3315, MATH 1302, MATH 1308, or permission of department.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 5323-001 Motor Control and Learning

        This course will expose students to the theoretical perspectives and current principles associated with the control and learning of movement skills.  Specifically, the neural and mechanical mechanisms underlying motor behavior and the variables influencing motor learning will be addressed. Throughout the course, application of theoretical concepts to instructional and clinical settings will be emphasized. Prerequisite: KINE 3325 or Instructor’s permission.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 3388-001 Theory and Application of Motor Development

        The course focuses on the study of motor skill development in childhood and adolescence. More specifically, the class concentrates on the basis of motor development theory and aspects that affect motor competence, underlie control of movement, and influence change in the acquisition of motor skills in childhood and adolescence. In addition, a practical application of the theoretical framework for MD is explored with fieldwork in a local school.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 5389-004 Kine 5389-004

        The student will collect scientific data in the Physiology of Exercise laboratories or in a work-related environment under the supervision of a faculty member. The student will analyze the data, write a manuscript, and submit a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. This course must be taken in the final semester of graduate work and requires approval of the Graduate Advisor.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 5394-003 Kine 5394-003

        Individually approved research projects selected from the various areas of Kinesiology.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 3388-001 Theory and Application of Motor Development

        [Catalog Description] Practice of fundamental motor patterns within the context of developmental theory. The theoretical basis of motor development is applied through sequential progression of skills in selected activities. Prerequisite: KINE 1315 (or permission of instructor), and KINE 1400.

        [My Description]: The course focuses on the study of motor skill development in childhood and adolescence. More specifically, the class concentrates on the basis of motor development theory and aspects that affect motor competence, underlie control of movement, and influence change in the acquisition of motor skills in childhood and adolescence. In addition, a practical application of the theoretical framework for MD is explored with fieldwork in a local elementary school.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 4323-001 Motor Control and Learning

        This course will expose students to the theoretical perspectives and current principles associated with the control and learning of movement skills.  Specifically, the neural and mechanical mechanisms underlying motor behavior and the variables influencing motor learning will be addressed. Throughout the course, application of theoretical concepts to instructional and clinical settings will be emphasized. Prerequisite: KINE 3325 or Instructor’s permission.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 4391-002 Conference course

        Topics/Research assigned on an individual basis covering personal research or study in the designated area. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chairperson.
        [Topic]: The course will focus on the theory of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and the application of the field with a motor skill intervention program (Little Mavs Movement Academy - http://www.uta.edu/littlemavs/.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 5390-005 Special Topics

        Topics/Research assigned on an individual basis covering personal research or study in the designated area. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chairperson.
        [Topic]: The course will focus on the theory of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and the application of the field with a motor skill intervention program (Little Mavs Movement Academy - http://www.uta.edu/littlemavs/.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 3388-001 THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • KINE 4396-001 Conference Course
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • KINE 4396-001 Conference Course
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • KINE 3388-001 THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • KINE 4391-001 CONFERENCE COURSE
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • KINE 5390-003 Special Topics in Kinesiology
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • KINE 3388-001 THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT
        Practice of fundamental motor patterns within the context of developmental theory. The theoretical basis of motor development is applied through sequential progression of skills in selected activities. Prerequisite: KINE 1315, or permission of instructor, and KINE 1400.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • KINE 3325-001 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS
        Course Current practices in the conduct of quantitative research, measurement, and evaluation processes applied to programs related to exercise science, pedagogical kinesiology, athletic training and related fields will be examined. Enrolled students will develop and conduct a research project based on their declared discipline. Prerequisite: KINE 1400, KINE 3315, MATH 1302, MATH 1308, or permission of department.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011

Other Teaching Activities

  • 2013
    • Internship Advisor/Supervisor
      • 2013 Supervisor for Exercise Science Students (1 - 3/ semester)

        Supervisor for Exercise Science students who choose to do their intership on research and clinical activities with children with motor difficulties.

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2015 to  June 2016 NASPSPA Developmental Perspectives Committee Chair

      Chair, Developmental Perspectives Commmittee

      NASPSPA Conference 2016

Service to the Community

  • Volunteered
    • Sept 2011 to  Present Motor screening of children, 4-16 years of age

      My lab assesses children for motor difficulties and provides reports and support for families for free.