Andrew Colombo-Dougovito

Assistant Professor

Andrew Colombo-Dougovito

Assistant Professor

Physical Education Building 210-A
940-565-3403
Andrew.Colombo-Dougovito@unt.edu
Andrew Mark Colombo-Dougovito

Andrew Colombo-Dougovitois an Assistant Professor of Sport Pedagogy and Motor Behavior in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation at University of North Texas. He serves as the Director of the UNT Physical Activity and Motor Skill program and Faculty Liaison to the Kristin Farmer Autism Center at UNT. Colombo-Dougovito's research focuses on understanding the motor abilities and development characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum and how the development motor skills impact social and adaptive skill development, as well as physical activity participation across the lifespan. Through this research, he strives to develop intervention, assessment and teaching strategies to better improve the quality of physical activity participation of autistic individuals.

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Recent Publications

  • Colombo-Dougovito, A.M., & Lee, Ji. (Under Review). A systematic review of social skills common to physical activity-based interventions for individuals on the autism spectrum. Submitted to the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities on January 2019.
  • Colombo-Dougovito, A. M., Block, M. E., dZhang, X., & dStrehli, I. (Under Review). Common modification to standardized gross motor assessments for populations on the autism spectrum. Submitted on January 2018.
  • Colombo-Dougovito, A. M., Block, M. E., & MacDonald, M. (Under Review). Including children on the autism spectrum in research: Strategies to navigate the gray area of informed consent. Submitted to International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education on September 2018.
  • Colombo-Dougovito, A. M. (in press). Building rapport: Designing quality interviews to elicit in-depth responses from parents of children with disabilities. Submitted to PALAESTRA on November 2018.
  • Colombo-Dougovito, A. M., Kelly, L. E., & Block, M. E. (2019). The effect of task modifications on the fundamental motor skills of boys on the autism spectrum. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1007/s10882-019-09666-4
  • Colombo-Dougovito, A. M., & Block, M. E. (2019). Fundamental motor skill interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder: A literature review.  Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1007/s40489-019-00161-2
  • Blagrave, A. J., & Colombo-Dougovito, A. M. (2019). Community barriers to physical activity for families with a child with autism spectrum disorder. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, n.p., Ahead of print.