Suzanna Dillon, PhD.

Associate Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Suzanna Dillon, PhD.

Contact

sdillon@twu.edu
940-898-2582
PH 119B

Education

Ph.D., Kinesiology, Developmental and Adapted Physical Education, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, 2005
M.A., Teaching in Physical Education, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1996
B.S., Biology, Alma College, Alma, MI, 1994

Research Interests

Adapted Physical Education; Adapted Physical Activity; Autism Spectrum Disorders, 

Latest Articles

Korean immigrant parents' views of physical education programming in the united states
Palaestra (2019)
S. H. Lee, S. Dillon, M. A. Stewart

Exercise identified as an evidence-based practice for individuals with autism spectrum disorder
Palaestra (2018)
M. Bittner, L. Goudy, S. Dillon, S. McNamara, D. Adams

Parents' intentions toward including their children with visual impairments in physical activities
Disability and Rehabilitation (2018)
L. Columna, D. A. Streete, S. Dillon, S. R. Hodge, L. Prieto

Advocacy for immigrant parents of children with disabilities
Palaestra (2018)
S. H. Lee, R. French, S. Dillon, K. Kim

Parents' beliefs about physical activity and their children with visual impairments
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly (2018)
L. Columna, D. Streete, S. Hodge, S. Dillon, L. Myers

Parents' perceptions of physical activity experiences for their families and children with visual impairments
British Journal of Visual Impairment (2017)
L. Columna, Suzanna R Dillon, M. Norris, M. Dolphin

Use of technology to facilitate physical activity in children with autism spectrum disorders: A pilot study
Physiology & Behavior (2017)
M. D. Bittner, R. R. Rigby, L. Silliman-French, D. L. Nichols, Suzanna R Dillon

How to teach in APE – An international perspective on method construction in inclusive physical education
Beltz Juventa Sonderpädagogische Förderung heute (2017)
Suzanna R Dillon, M. Giese, C. Teigland

Physical activity participation among families of children with visual impairments and blindness
Disability and Rehabilitation (2017)
L. Columna, S. Dillon, M. Norris, D. Streete, L. Myers

Evaluating exercise as evidence-based practice for individuals with autism spectrum disorder
Frontiers in Public Health (2016)
Suzanna R Dillon, D. Adams, L. Goudy, M. Bittner, S. McNamara

Books

Adapted Physical Education Desk Reference
PE Central (2010)
T D Davis, Suzanna R Dillon

Chapters

The psycho-social dynamics of physical education for students with disabilities
in Physical Education: Role of school programs, children's attitudes and health implications | Nova Science Publishers (2014)
S R Dillon, K Kischnick, J J Martin

Internally Funded Projects

Program Officer Visit Travel Grant
Texas Woman's University | $746.00 | 2018
Research Grant

Interdisciplinary Personnel Preparation in Special Education and Adapted Physical Education: Development of a CFDA 84.325K
Texas Woman's University | $3,779.00 | 2017
Research Grant

Small Grants Program
Texas Woman's University | $500.00 | 2017
Research Grant

Training Physical Educators to Implement Evidence-Based Practices for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Community-based Sport Programming
$0.00 | 2016
Research Grant

Evidence-based Practices for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Community-based Sport Programming
$0.00 | 2016
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance
  • Michigan Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities
  • North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity
  • SHAPE America
  • Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance