Posts Tagged ‘exercises’

Play date activities for kids with autism

November 2, 2011

Here’s another of my articles from Examiner.com. It seems lately I’ve been doing a lot on play dates for kids with autism. The other ones are more newsy, involving environmental causes, etc.

Anyway, this is just a sample list of some activities to do to improve social skills – reading, exercises, games, music, imaginary play, etc.

To read the article on Examiner.com, click here.

Exercises can help children with autism improve focus, balance, motor skills

March 18, 2011

Exercises and yoga poses can help children with autism and other developmental disabilities gain confidence, develop better coordination, and improve motor skills.

Improvements in balance and motor skills often go hand in hand with progress made in cognitive function and academic achievement.  Exercising and playing sports also gets more oxygen to the brain, helps kids stay in shape, improves sleep habits, and can improve relaxation and decrease aggressive behaviors.

For children with autism, copying a facilitator’s actions can lead to improvements in the ability to imitate, which is often lacking in kids on the spectrum.

To read the rest of my article on Examiner.com, click here.

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