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  • Rick Mc 3:02 am on November 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnastics and the Vestibular system 

    Click PLAY or watch a Special Needs video on Facebook.

  • Rick Mc 3:01 am on November 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    on proprioception 

    We often talk about the 5 senses, but proprioception is even more important than those five.

    Click PLAY or watch a Special Needs Gymnastics video on the topic.

    Sight (vision), hearing (audition), taste (gustation), smell (olfaction), and touch (somatosensation) are the five traditionally recognized senses. The ability to detect other stimuli beyond those governed by these most broadly recognized senses also exists, and these sensory modalities include temperature (thermoception), kinesthetic sense (proprioception), pain (nociception), balance (equilibrioception), vibration (mechanoreception), and various internal stimuli (e.g. the different chemoreceptors for detecting salt and carbon dioxide concentrations in the blood, or sense of hunger and sense of thirst).



  • Rick Mc 3:02 am on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Australian Special Olympics Gymnastics 

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  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on January 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    special needs Gymnastics in Montreal 

    For more than 10 years, P.L.A.Y. @Limitless has been providing occupational therapy services to the Montreal community. In September, the company launched its latest initiative, a gymnastics program for people with special needs.

    Owner Ann Zilberbrant says the goal is to promote an active and healthy lifestyle in an inclusive environment for children and adults living with attention, developmental and autism spectrum disorders, intellectual challenges, Down syndrome and other disabilities. …

    Gymnastics program for people with special needs
    P.L.A.Y @ GYM works on gross motor skills through games and gymnastics activities


  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on December 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Disability Gymnastics 

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    related – British Gymnastics – Discover Disability Gymnastics

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on September 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Special Needs Gymnastics 

    special-needs-gymnastics Jamie Pacton:

    Gymnastics can benefit kids tremendously, especially kids with special needs.

    Liam, my 7-year-old with autism, has been working with a gymnastics coach for almost two years, and in that time, he’s made huge gains in motor skills, following directions, expressive language, and confidence. …

    When he first started, he was timid, resistant, and uncoordinated; now his confidence shines through in every activity he completes. …


    My overall philosophy on children with special needs is very similar to how I approach coaching children of all abilities. Confidence comes from success, however children cannot make the distinctions between failing at a skill and being a failure. This is why progressions or deescalating a skill is so imperative in teaching. Adjusting and breaking a skill into its most minute parts assures individual success regardless of skill level and is pertinent in developing a positive sense of self and task mastery. …

    How Adaptive Gymnastics Helps Kids with Special Needs

    • bellabounce 1:43 am on September 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on Bella Bounces and commented:
      I love this! I’m learning more and more about different disabilities and how to adapt my coaching and I can honestly say that Jamie has unlocked an absolutely vital key – breaking things down. I’ve met a lot of children who have little confidence in their own ability and become easily upset or frustrated if they perceive that they ‘can’t’ do something and more often than not these aren’t people with whom you can explain that it won’t be perfect the first time around! Little victories working towards a bigger long term goal, even if the long term goal is one complete skill is the absolute key to keeping them keen, learning and having fun. Infinite patience and creativity when teaching little bits of skills is also required, ’cause who wants to do step 1 over and over again?

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  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on June 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Teaching Proprioception through Gymnastics 

    Tumbl Trak:

    Rounding out our special needs video series is our overview video on proprioception. Our proprioceptive system is another sense that often slips under the radar. If you are thinking, “Wait, proprio-WHAT?!” I encourage you to check out this short video. …

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

  • Rick Mc 10:14 am on June 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    meet gymnast John Willis 

    What’s your excuse?

    John tried Artistic at Huntingdon Gymnastics Club.


    John Willis, founder and Power2Inspire’s CEO (born without forearms or lower legs) is participating in all Olympic and Paralympic events in the run up to the 2016 Games in Rio.

  • Rick Mc 2:06 pm on June 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnastics and the vestibular system 

    … vestibular system … the sensory system that provides the leading contribution about the sense of balance and spatial orientation for the purpose of coordinating movement with balance. …

    The brain uses information from the vestibular system in the head and from proprioceptionthroughout the body to understand the body’s dynamics and kinematics (including its position and acceleration) from moment to moment. …

    Here’s the second video in Tumbl Trak’s special needs series on training the vestibular system.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on May 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnastics for developing sensory systems 

    … better understand why gymnastics is so darn good for all kids. Not only does gymnastics promote healthy habits, teach important socialization and listening skills, but it also helps with something we don’t talk about as often. Gymnastics is paramount in helping to develop our sensory systems; which is a super important and absolutely critical part of childhood development. …

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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