Adapted Swim Class
Among other special needs, Autism can be challenging to manage. The symptom spectrum varies greatly and the communication deficits that exist creates a great barrier to overcome for families and therapist. Somehow we must find a way to “connect” and Aquatic Therapy has provided a good environment where many autistic children seem to thrive. It is a good “social” experience, a fun environment and promotes a healthy lifestyle. These are just a few of the positive
changes noted with Aquatic Therapy.
Sensory integration dysfunction
Soothing experience from the surrounding hydrostatic pressure
Increased tolerance of touch following aquatic therapy
Increase in overall “fitness”
Increase in proprioceptive skills (balance)
Increase in muscle strength
Good cardio workout
Increase personal interactions in a fun, interactive environment
There are reports of increased eye contact after Aquatic therapy
Learn how to swim!
Caregivers are encouraged to accompany child and participate in their swimming class.
It’s great therapy and can be a
very positive social activity.
Tuesday's & Thursday's