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Training Webinar: Equipment for your Swimmers with Autism

Swim Angelfish Live - Equipment Webinar Are you wondering what equipment we use?  Need some new techniques for your existing equipment to use with your special needs swimmers?  Look no further. Free Training Webinar Watch the July 2017 Newsletter: Using Visual Schedule To Decrease Anxiety. For more information, tips and tricks, follow [...]

2019-04-04T08:48:14-05:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Make a Waterproof Visual Schedule

TIPS FOR USING A VISUAL SCHEDULE • Use PECS pictures, or actual pictures of the pool, the equipment, and the swimmer’s schedule for the session. • Allow your swimmer plenty of opportunities for sensory breaks or the "choice" card. • For the anxious swimmer, try allowing the swimmer to pick 3 [...]

2019-04-29T08:31:20-05:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , |

Familiarize with Rescue Equipment

Familiarize Your Child With Common Rescue Equipment Drowning is the leading cause of death for children with Autism.  Unfortunately, part of the reason for an unsuccessful save for a child with autism comes from one of the roadblocks that we've identified in our training program:  "I CAN'T TOUCH THAT".  This roadblock can [...]

2019-01-17T12:23:23-05:00June 8th, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks|

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 [...]

2019-01-17T12:23:23-05:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2019-01-17T12:23:23-05:00January 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Therapy Thursday: Sick of Being Sick?

Increasing the strength of your core and respiratory muscles can make you healthier this winter!   https://youtu.be/zwB4PMaGaNI Learn more about our Adaptive Swim Programs today!

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, [...]

2016-12-23T15:31:34-05:00December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|