Yoga has been proven to be beneficial for all children and particularity those with special needs. YogaÕs holistic approach helps children learn to connect with their bodies, minds and build self-esteem in a fun and expectation free setting.
Through regular yoga practice children can benefit in many areas such as:
A typical yoga session is comprised of physical postures, breathing exercises, deep relaxation techniques and music therapy. The goal of every yoga session is to help students connect with their bodies while having fun and building a lifelong yoga practice.
Studies have shown Yoga to be an effective compliment to other therapies such as speech, occupational and physical therapy. The yoga instructor, Jennie Ehleringer, at Advanced Pediatric Therapies possesses a unique background which well suites her to provide specialized yoga therapy services. She has a Masters in special education and years and years of classroom experience. She is also a certificated yoga instructor who has attended multiple advanced trainings on how to use yoga as a therapy with the special needs population. Together these skill sets qualify her to customize and create individualized yoga programs focusing on teaching skills specific to that child's needs and bringing balance to students bodies and lives.
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Wired to Learn: Brain Based Strategies to Help Kids Grow
October 6, 2018, 9am to 2pm at APT Portland clinic. Presented by Sharron Donnelly and Lara Levine. Click here for course details and registration.
SpiRit (Sensory Processing/Integration, Reasoning Tool) of Pediatric OT
October 19th - 20th, 2018 at YWCA Clark County. Presented by Tracy Murnan Stackhouse. Click here for course details and registration.
Parent Support Groups
APT partners with Swindell's Resource Center to provide Sensory Seminars PDX once a month at Providence. For more info go to: oregon.providence.org/news-and-events to view next event. Please be sure to register online!
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