Why Autism Swim lessons are not ‘recreation’. Recently, one of our AS-Approved instructors contacted the NDIS concerning the constantly changing guidelines for registering under … [Read more...] about Why we’re not recreation; swimming and the NDIS.
We have talked previously about what drowning actually looks like; that the media has led us to believe that those are drowning put their hands in the air and call out for help, which we understand is … [Read more...] about Dry Drowning and Secondary Drowning
Yet another alarming newspaper article on the use of seclusion in our education system; the frequency of these reports is clearly increasing. Although incredibly distressing to read, they serve as … [Read more...] about ‘The kid in the cage’. The use of time-out strategies in our schools.
Written by Alexandra Newmarch, Provisional Psychologist & Chiu Lau, Principal Psychologist (http://psychpossibilities.com.au/) "Separation anxiety" is the technical term for when a baby, … [Read more...] about 5 ways to ease separation anxiety
These suggestions are aimed at increasing your swimmer’s contact (or exposure) to the pool environment, and help them feel more comfortable when they attend their swimming lessons. This will also help … [Read more...] about Tip Sheet – How to increase water exposure at home in early stages of swim education.
In this month's blog, one of AS' Occupational Therapists, Jarrod Gist, sheds light on some of the less-known benefits of swimming for individuals with ASD... Swimming and water therapy are … [Read more...] about The benefits of swimming beyond the pool.
Below, we shed light on some of the movement challenges experienced by individuals with ASD and more importantly, what can be done to overcome these challenges. The widely-known challenges that … [Read more...] about Gross Motor Movement – why it is so important?
There have been 18 drowning deaths in Australia since December 19, 2016. Royal Life Saving Society chief executive Justin Scarr indicates this is three or four times higher than what they would … [Read more...] about Season tragedies and how to stay safe
What does Generalisation mean? Generalisation refers to the ability to be able to transfer skills and knowledge learned to other settings, people and activities. In neuro-typical childhood … [Read more...] about What is Generalisation and why is it important?
First, the alarming statistics: Children with ASD are eight times more likely to elope between the ages of 7 and 10 than their typically-developing siblings Roughly half, or 48%, of … [Read more...] about Staying safe over the holidays