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Fundamental and movement education like dance and gymnastics provide tremendous benefits for children with special needs. Physical education programs can considerably improve the lifestyle of a disabled child and are highly recommended. These programs may help control obesity, promote activeness, increase a child's self-image and social skills, and increase motivation. The physical activity along with support, rewards, and interaction can, among other benefits, be very helpful to these children and their families.
Physical Improvements - Children suffering from cognitive disabilities are most likely going to suffer from physical impairments as well. These children have substantial problems with motor skills in areas such as hopping, skipping, and jumping. Involvement in gymnastics and/or dance can help these individuals develop fundamentals motor and physical fitness skills.
Self-Esteem - Developing a sense of self-esteem and confidence is an extremely important part of special education. These children need to be involved in enviroments where they feel that they are contirbuting successfully to a group. Their abilities in all other skill areas will improve as a result of positive self-image and confidence.
Cognitive Benefits - The hands-on aspect of dance and/or gymnastics leads to cognitive skill improvement in children with disabilites and allows them to discover and access strengths that cannot be challanged in the traditional classroom settings. Children can learn verbal communication and interaction with peers through involvement.
Disabilities may include but not limited to:
Austism Spectrum Disorders
Sensory Integration Disorders
IT IS ENCOURAGED THAT EACH STUDENT BRING A SHADOW WITH THEM AT ALL TIMES!
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RHYTHM WORKS INTEGRATIVE PROGRAM
Fall 2018 Session begins in September
Celebrating Differences Program (Special Needs)
Rhythm Works Certified Instructor