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An Introduction to Our Therapeutic Movement with Music Program
A therapeutic movement with music program designed for Spectrum & Special Needs children age 4 to adult. It captures the excitement of music and dance and uses it in conjunction with strength and skill building activities.
This therapeutic movement with music Program is an innovative program that captures the excitement of music and dance to deliver therapeutic exercises and activities. It lets your child’s imagination soar using guided imagry. It will encourage creative expression using the techniques of physical and occupational therapies to improve pretend play skills as well as focuses specifically on motor movement difficulties, concentration, and various social problems by centering on the quality of movement, timing, coordination, stability and balance. Other elements concerning the body’s use of space, movement, symmetry and eye-hand coordination require specific instruction and close inspection of movements. Sports movement is a key part of this class to build success in the beginner skills needed to be successful in a sport group or clinic.
The benefits of this program include:
~ Improving focus, coordination, vestibular and proprioceptive stimulation, sensory input, social skills.
~ Increasing flexibility and strength
~ Develop beginner sports skills such as swinging a bat, kicking a ball, catching a ball, hitting a hockey puck, hitting a golf ball, shooting a basket ball etc.
~ Developing patience, cooperation, longer attention span, self-esteem, and self-confidence