Trampoline park launches sessions for autistic children - The Leamington Observer

Trampoline park launches sessions for autistic children

Ian Hughes 25th May, 2019   0

A TRAMPOLINE park in Leamington has launched new Rebound Therapy classes aimed at children and adults with autism or heightened sensory needs.

The therapy at Jump In forms part of relaxed sessions where those with special needs are encouraged to explore play with their families and carers in a safe, lower sensory environment.

Trampolines are key to this specific type of exercise therapy which benefits those across virtually the whole spectrum of disabilities.

It has been proven to provide a huge number of potential therapeutic and physiological benefits, from cardio-respiratory, muscle tone and balance and posture through to perception and communication.

Rebound Therapy-qualified instructors are on hand to work either one to one or in groups after a full assessment of needs is carried out

Rob Borg, Jump In regional manager, said: “Trampolines at our parks offer great physio benefits for those with low muscle tone who need to maintain/build their core strength. This is because trampolines encourage the participant to constantly correct their balance when jumping and landing. This also helps with co-ordination which has been linked to learning and neurological development.

“Special needs schools and day centres have reported on how the trampoline has great benefits for autistic children and adults with heightened sensory needs. Bouncing on the trampoline can be very a very stimulating piece of play equipment for these individuals.”

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