Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Top 5 Sports for Kids with Autism

Found this interesting article on kids with Autism and sports that are successful for them. What do you think? have you experienced success with your son or daughter in these areas, or have you found other sports that they enjoy? I know that 4 of these have been very successful for my son, Josh,~ although not the gymnastics..that made me"Laugh out Loud".

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 children in the U.S. has autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disability affecting social and communication skills. Utah ranks higher than the national average, with one in 54 kids having ASD. 
Julia Connelly, Ph.D., a psychologist and the clinical director at University of Utah Health Care’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic, explains the common symptoms of ASD:
  • Difficulty in social situations
  • Preoccupation with certain topics or subjects
  • Sensory sensitivities, such as noise, light, clothing or food
  • Communication difficulties, such as problems developing speech or understanding social language, difficulties with eye contact or use of gestures 
“While it’s important for kids to get 60 minutes of daily exercise, some team sports are challenging for those who have autism,” says Connelly. Here are five of the best sports for kids with autism to try: 

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