"Save a Life" by Sue Nelson- Adapted Aquatics Conference 2012
International Adapted Aquatics Conference April 30th, May 1st, 2012 SAVE A LIFE
Who Am I and Who Are You?• Sue Nelson – Aquatic Program Specialist – Coach – Aquatic Fitness Center Co-owner – Aquatic Development Therapist – Aquatic Fitness Professional – Consultant – Who are you and why are you here?
Aquatic Developmental Therapy/ExerciseDefine: Development TherapyDefine: Aquatic Development TherapyResult: Health & Wellness
Aquatic Developmental Wellness ProgramCREATING RIPPLES PROGRAM • Bridge the Gap • Empower the parent
Wellness Component From Therapy to WellnessWho is addressing?Why Early Intervention? “It’s not just about the Olympics”
Creating Ripples ProgramObjectives of Aquatic Developmental Wellness Program • Parents will learn: – about water being therapeutic – techniques for handling child in water – importance of play and Brain Development – principles of water – safety in and around all pools and water – best flotation devices – movement and exercise for development
Creating Ripples Program STRATEGIES• Parent Involvement• Direct hands on service• Training for use in pools, tubs, spas, etc.• Play based therapy• GOAL = getting parent and child in an independent program
• Water Session Format – Entry – Water Adjustment – Body Work – Functional Skills – Games – Exit
• Addressing …… – Cognitive skills – Expressive language – Fine motor skills – Gross motor skills – Personal/Social skills – Sensory integration
A few disabilities that can benefit• Fragile X Syndrome • Spinal cord injury• Anglemann’s • CHARGE Syndrome • Rett• Spina Bifida • Fetal alcohol• Hydrocephaus Syndrome• Schizencephaly • Brachioplexus at birth• Stroke• Traumatic brain injury • Cerebral Palsy • Muscular Dystrophy
Local Interagency Council - LICAn organization in which families, localservice providers, and interested communitymembers meet to support a family centerssystem of services for children with specialneeds.Main focus is usually forchildren “Birth to 3 yrs.” butmay be extended.
Service providers …..• educator and resource provider• link to services• partner in the child’s services• assistant to the familyGoal = enhance child’sdevelopment
Part C Early Intervention servicesare developmental and meet needs for ….• physical development• cognitive development• communication development• social and emotional development• adaptive development
Some terms …..CollaborationCommunity boardOutcomesNatural EnvironmentIFSP (Individual Family Service Plan)EI services
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