Sports and Yoga Group

Children on the Spectrum benefit from physical activity just as much, and perhaps more, than typically developing children.

As a group, children with autism tend to move relatively little. Children with autism tend to shy away from recreational exercise and sports. One reason for this reluctance may be poor motor skills. Aside from boosting motor skills, sports and yoga therapies may improve social communication, attention and behavioural issues. Kids with autism might learn how to walk and sit and roll over on time, but once you get into skills that are socially oriented like kicking and catching a ball, skipping, running, hopping and learning (motor skills) they tend to be quite delayed,” . At Be Change Centre our well experience therapist’s will be able to help your children to master those skills.

There are limited studies on yoga and sports and the effects on children with autism, however, the studies that have been done suggest that yoga can be of significant benefit to children with Autism spectrum disorder and Anxiety. Exercises ranging from sports to yoga can be beneficial to improve focus and concentration, a reduction in anxiety, impulsive obsessive and self-stimulatory behaviours. In eight-week studies, they seem to improve social interactions, motor skills and communication. Same as other interventions, Yoga and Sports programs may work best if begun at a young age. Building motor function early in life may instil children with the confidence and skills they need to engage in athletic activities later, experts say.

 

Smarty Kindergarten is a great place for my son to start his schooling experience. He loves being there, especially loves Spanish classes with Mrs. Strickland!

Tasha Castagna

Sports and Yoga help to relieve stress, maintain self-regulation, enhance good sleep, peace comes in mind. It Enhances Physical Flexibility, It Refines Balance and Coordination, It develops focus and concentration, It Boosts Self-Esteem and Confidence and It Strengthens the Mind-Body Connection

Circle time

Yoga

Team games

Gross motor Activities

Independent Play

Exercise

 

Balance and coordination

Fine motor skills

Overall motor function

Self-control

Ability to focus on a task

Auditory, visual, and tactile skills

 

Children on the Spectrum benefit from physical activity just as much, and perhaps more, than typically developing children.

Private yet affordable elementary school offering a stimulating curriculum and a supportive environment.

Private yet affordable elementary school offering a stimulating curriculum and a supportive environment.

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