- Associate Professor
- Health and Physical Education
- Phone: 401.874.5447
- Email: email@example.com
- Office Location: Chafee Hall, Rm 607
Dr. Emily D. Clapham is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Adapted Physical Education (APE) Program in the School of Education at the University of Rhode Island. In collaboration with her students she also implements year round adapted physical activity programming for children with disabilities.
Emily’s research has centered on health and physical literacy, girls sport and physical activity participation, surf therapy for children with disabilities, and the effects of kinesthetic classrooms. Her research has been highly regarded and has attracted funding from the John E. Fogarty Foundation, The University of Rhode Island, the Brayden Carr Foundation, the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation, and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.
She has also published her work in several leading journals in the field and made numerous local, state, national, and international research presentations. In addition, she has published two books with Kendall Hunt: Surf Therapy and the Therapeutic Benefits of Surfing and Learning About Games that Track Physical Activity.
Health and physical literacy; girls sport and physical activity participation; surf therapy for children with disabilities; the effects of kinesthetic classrooms.
- Ed.D., Curriculum and Teaching, Boston University, 2008
- M.S., Physical Education and Exercise Science, University of Rhode Island, 2004
- B.S., Physical Education, University of Rhode Island, 2002
Clapham, E.D. (2022). Surf Therapy and the Therapeutic Benefits of Surfing. Kendall Hunt Publishing.
Clapham, E.D. & Sullivan, E.C. (2022). Learning About Games That Track Physical Activity. Kendall Hunt Publishing.
Flippin, M. & Clapham, E. D. (2021). Using a hybrid telehealth and adapted aquatics father coaching intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder: A pilot study. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education.
Clarke, M., Clapham, E.D. & Shim, M. (2020). Sailing as Therapy: Adapted Sailing on Children with Disabilities, PALAESTRA.
Flippin, M., Clapham, E.D.& Tutwiler, M.S. (2020). Effects of using a variety of kinesthetic classroom equipment on elementary students’ on-task behavior: A pilot study. Learning Environments Research Journal.
Flippin, M., Moore, A. & Clapham, E.D. (2020). Including All Abilities: Pedagogies, Programs, and Projects for Inclusion. In Ciccomascolo, L. & Brand, S, Social Justice and Putting Theory Into Practice in Schools and Communities. PA: IGI Global.
Clapham, E.D., Lamont, L.S., Shim, M., Lateef, S. & Armitano, C.N. (2019). Effectiveness of Surf Therapy for Children with Disabilities, Disability and Health Journal.
Clapham, E.D., Lamont, L.S., Shim, M., & Armitano, C.N. (2018). A Case Report Illustrating the Application of a Therapeutic Surfing Intervention on an Adolescent with Autism. PALAESTRA.
Moore, A., Clapham, E.D. & Deeney, T. (2017). Parents’ Perspectives on Surf Therapy for Children with Disabilities. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education.
Armitano, C.N., Clapham, E.D., Lamont, L.S. (2015). Benefits of Surfing for Children with Disabilities: A Pilot Study. PALAESTRA,29(3)31-34.