A Parent's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Blog: Aquatic Therapy in Your Own Backyard

By Cara Koscinski

Who wants to jump into a cool pool on a hot summer day? Your child does!

Since play is the main way a child learns, giving your child aquatic tasks designed with play in mind can be both fun and therapeutic! Aquatic therapy has been around since ancient times. The therapeutic benefits of the water are tremendous. While submerged in water we feel effects that mimic weightlessness. Exercising in the water provides relaxation and gives both proprioceptive and calming input....READ MORE.

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