NASA scientist promotes better learning through physical activity

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A NASA scientist is promoting better learning through physical activity as a way to help high-functioning students on the autism spectrum.

Joan Vernikos visited the air and space academy in Tucson and Green Valley today to see how students are performing under a pilot program that uses her research as a foundation.

Leaders of the program say they're studying how physical activity can improve cognition in children with autism.

There are openings available in the pilot program for high-functioning students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The deadline to enroll in this program is October 4.

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