Trampolining-Benefits for Children with Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome
Research has shown that children with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome can benefit from regular exercise, and that trampolining in particular can provide many additional benefits.
Sitting or bouncing on a trampoline can help to increase coordination in children by improving their bilateral motor skills. Trampolining itself is a very gentle form of exercise due to the fact that the bouncy trampoline pad soaks up a large proportion of the impact. This is great for children, as it means that they can build up muscle, as well as strengthening their bones and joints, with the risk of them developing brittle bone disease or osteoporosis being greatly reduced.
The activity of trampolining can provide children with a great sense of fun and well-being. Being outside allows children to get fresh air and sunlight, both of which provide their own health benefits. And allowing siblings to join in with the trampoline fun can also help to provide huge social benefits to children with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.
If you are thinking of buying a trampoline for your children to use, it is very important to ensure that you choose one with an enclosure or tent. This will ensure that your children can bounce, jump or play on the trampoline without the worry of injury.
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