Aquatic Therapy benefits and resources for autism or special needs

SPLASH OF AUTISM

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How does your child with autism or special need feel about water? Are they motivated by activities in the water? I wonder if he or she would enjoy aquatic therapy. Just a side note, I was inspired to write about aquatic therapy from Instagram. I came across a user who mentioned this in their post. So thank you to that user for inspiration 🙂

Aquatic therapy has many benefits for children with special needs. It can strengthen weak and tight muscles and increase body awareness. It can help with breath support, achieve gross motor skills, and increase play and social interaction. I learned some physical and occupational therapists might use the water to assist in improving function in their patients. Here are some helpful articles where you can read more about the benefits:

6 Ways Aquatic Therapy Can Help Your Child

The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy for Special Needs Children

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