3 Water Safety Tips for your Child with Autism

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1. Familiarize your child with rescue equipment
2. Educate Family, Friends, and Neighbors – COMING SOON

3. Work to establish water safety rituals and routines – COMING SOON

Familiarize with Rescue Equipment

How Swim Therapy Exhibits Results Outside of the Pool

Swim Angelfish swimming lessons go far beyond getting children with special needs comfortable in the water. While learning to swim and interact with water is the evident part of swimming lessons, the benefits of swimming for special needs children transcend the pool. Below are some of the many ways swimming has a positive impact on […]

How to Help Your Child Get the Most Out of Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapy is designed to help children with special needs develop everyday skills. What is their occupation? Playing, learning, eating, socially interacting, brushing their teeth—all these things are important for children to learn. With occupational therapy, we help your child reach their highest potential by teaching them how to participate in normal activities most […]

Therapy Thursday: Sick of Being Sick?

Increasing the strength of your core and respiratory muscles can make you healthier this winter!  

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4 Ways Swim Therapy Can Benefit Someone with Special Needs

Recreational therapy is rising to become one of the most popular and effective methods of assisting both children and adults who have special needs, whether mental or physical. This type of therapy can include activities such as art, sports, music, swimming, activities, and more. Recreational therapy makes improving fun while addressing the physical, social, cognitive, […]

Tips and Tricks: Your Child’s First Lesson

As a parent, there are a few things you can do to ease your swimmer into their first lesson successfully.  Throughout our 20 years of experience, we’ve found that the best way to a successful lesson is to ensure that parents feel confident, comfortable and excited about their child’s lesson with their new instructor.
Your child’s […]

Swim Angelfish Core Values: We Keep It REAL

Therapy Thursday: Working with Land-Based Therapy Teams

Working with land therapists to bring therapeutic taping into the water!

Our therapists work with our children’s land-based team to reach the following joint therapy goals.

Therapy Goals:
1. Increase symmetry in trunk to improve postural control, respiration, and strength.
2. Facilitate appropriate balance and equilibrium reactions.
3. Improve postural alignment and maximize independent function.

A Day in the Life: Tough Lesson?

If you’re a swim instructor, odds are you have experienced at least one of these lessons: You’ve had a long day, chlorine levels are high and all you can think about is getting out of that tight wetsuit. John sits down on the stairs; you can see the anxiety in his rigid body tone and […]