Adaptive Exercise Group
Evidence has shown that regular physical activity provides important health benefits for children with disabilities.
The benefits of fitness and exercise are countless – including the improvement in cardiovascular health, muscle strength, enhanced mental health, and an improvement in the ability to complete tasks of daily life. People with disabilities can find it more difficult to eat healthy, control their weight and be physically active. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) obesity rates for children with disabilities are approximately 38% higher when compared to their peers.
Although there is a need for all children to be exposed to physical activity, unfortunately there are limited options for many of our children with disabilities. A majority of children with special needs require small group settings. In addition, they require direct attention by trained professionals who are aware of their condition and are able to modify and adapt activities for each individual child.
Here at The Talcott Center for Child Development we are excited to provide an adaptive exercise program – a 60-minute session run in collaboration by a skilled physical and occupational therapist, focused solely on fitness and wellness. What can you expect from our program?
- Aerobic exercises
- Balance and coordination training
- Strengthening activities
- Yoga and more!
Our specialized groups are designed specifically around each child participating within the program. We will also provide fitness activities and exercise ideas for your family to incorporate into your own home!
For more information you may visit the following pages on the CDC website.