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Ting Liu


Ting Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

ESS Graduate Coordinator

TIng Liu

Education:

·     Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin

·        M.S. Boise State University

·        B.S. Beijing Sport University, China 

Contact: tingliu@txstate.edu

Phone: 512-245-8259


Reserach: I am currently conducting a research study on children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. I am inviting the parents of children who have been diagnosed with autism, to help us understand early childhood motor milestone development, and to help physicians, therapists, and other professionals to diagnose and to design early intervention programs for children with autism.

Autism Summer Camp

The Department of Health & Human Performance is pleased to announce a summer camp designed for children with autism spectrum disorder. For more information contact Dr. Liu at tingliu@txstate.edu or visit us online www.hhp.txstate.edu/Autism-Camp.

Selected Publications

Liu, T., Breslin, C., & ElGarhy, S. (2017). Motor skill assessments in autism spectrum disorder: A case study.  The Physical Educator, 74(2), 239-254. https://doi.org/10.18666/TPE-2017-V74-I2-7148

Hamilton, M. & Liu, T. (2017). Effects of a motor intervention on the gross and fine motor skills of Hispanic low SES pre-k children. Early Childhood Education Journal. doi: 10.1007/s10643-017-0845-y

Liu, T., Hoffmann, C., & Hamilton, M. (2017). Motor skill performance by children in the head start and typically developing children on PDMS-2. Early Childhood Education Journal, 45(1), 53-60. doi: 10.1007/s10643-015-0755-9

Hamilton, M., Liu, T., & ElGarhy, S.  (2017). The relationship between body weight and motor skill competence in Hispanic low-SES preschool children. Early Childhood Education Journal, 45(4), 529-535. doi: 10.1007/s10643-016-0785-y

ElGarhy, S. & Liu, T. (2016). Effects of psychomotor intervention program on students with autism spectrum disorder.  School Psychology Quarterly, 31(4), 491-506.

Liu, T., Fedak, A. T., & Hamilton, M. (2016). The effects of physical activity on the stereotypic behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of School Health, 3(1), e28674. doi: 10.17795/intjsh-28674

Meaney, K. Liu, T., & Duke, L. (2016). Creating entrepreneurial and innovative fundraising opportunities through service-learning. Kinesiology Review, 5, 255-262.  

Scroggins, M., Litchke, L., & Liu, T. (2016). Effects of multisensory yoga on behavior a male child with Apert and Asperger syndrome. International Journal of Yoga, 9(1), 81-84.

Liu, T., Breslin, C., & ElGarhy, S.  (2015). Methods and procedures for measuring comorbid disorders: Motor movement and activity. In J. L. Matson (Ed.), Comorbid conditions among children with autism spectrum disorders (pp. 91-134).  New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. ISBN:  978-3319191829

Liu, T., Hamilton, M., & Smith, S.  (2015). Motor proficiency of the head start and typically developing children on MABC-2. Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior, 3, 198. doi:10.4172/2375-4494.1000198

Breslin, C. & Liu, T. (2015). Do you know what I’m saying? Strategies to assess motor skills for children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 86(1), 10-15.

Liu, T., Hamilton, M., Davis, L., & ElGarhy, S. (2014). Gross motor performance by children with autism spectrum disorder and typically developing children on TGMD-2. Journal of Child & Adolescent Behavior, 2, 123. doi:10.4172/jcalb.1000123

Liu, T., & ElGarhy, S. (2014). Psychomotor training program as a treatment intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder. In R. Todaro (Ed.), Physical education research: Role of school programs, children's attitudes and health implications (pp. 73-89).  Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-63321-076-9

Liu, T. & Breslin, C. (2013). Fine and gross motor performance of the MABC-2 by children with autism spectrum disorder and typically developing children. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 1244-1249.

Liu, T. (2013). Sensory processing and motor skill performance in elementary school children with autism spectrum disorder. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 116, 197-209.

Liu, T., & Breslin, C. (2013). The effect of a picture activity schedule on performance of the MABC-2 for children with autism spectrum disorder. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 84, 206-212.

Liu, T. (2012). Motor milestone development in young children with autism spectrum disorders: An exploratory study. Educational Psychology in Practice, 28, 315-326.  

Liu, T., & Jensen, J. L. (2012). Age-related difference in bilateral asymmetry in cycling performance. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 83, 114-119.

Pope, M., Breslin, C., Getchell, N, & Liu, T. (2012). Using constraints to design developmentally appropriate movement activities for children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 83(2), 35-41.

Liu, T., & Meaney, K. (2011). Developing a recreational summer camp for children with autism spectrum disorder. Palaestra, 25(4), 27-31 & 60.

Liu, T., & Jensen, J. L. (2011). Effects of strategy use on children’s motor performance in a continuous timing task. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 82, 198-209.

Pope, M., Liu, T., & Getchell, N. (2011). Object control skills in Hispanic preschool children enrolled in Head Start. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 112(1), 193-200.

Selected Awards

2017    The Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, Texas State University

2017    College Achievement Award for Excellence in Service, Texas State University

2016    College Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, Texas State University

2015    The Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, Texas State University

2015    College Achievement Award for Excellence in Service, Texas State University

2014    The Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University

2014    College Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, Texas State University

2013    The Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, Texas State University

2013    College Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University

2012-2013   Service Learning Faculty Fellowship, Texas State University

2012    College Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University

2011   The Lolas E. Halverson Motor Development and Learning Young Investigator National Award, AAHPERD and NASPE