Swimming Lessons For Children On The Autism Spectrum

Children with Autism can learn to swim as with any other child through proper guidance, a caring atmosphere and swim lessons that are developmentally appropriate. Water safety is beneficial to the safety of all children but when a child has emotional, behavioral or communication disorders it makes swimming lessons and water safety even more of a priority.

Children with Autism have a disorder of neural development where information processing in the brain is altered and how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize is affected. This can cause impaired social interaction, behavior and communication challenges. For parents with special needs children they understand that when a child is less aware of his or her surroundings and is challenged with communication a drowning situation is a greater possibility.

Through one on one swim instruction certified swim instructor Julie Gross and her certified staff of highly qualified swim instructors provide the proper swim environment for the Autistic child. She understands the importance of removing fear and increasing confidence and comfort in the water. Julie Gross is a certified water safety instructor and is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid, which she teaches as well. Through her love of children and passion for swimming Julie Gross can help Autistic children learn how to swim while working with large muscle development and coordination, cognitive processing, relaxation, building self-esteem and socialization. Autistic children can learn to swim for their safety, personal growth and for fun.

For more information about teaching autistic kids to swim visit www.swimwithmrblue.com.

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