So many of our wonderful clients, both past and present, have come to us because of an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. And they’re not alone. Last week, the CDC released findings that raised estimates about the number of children in the U.S. with autism to 1 in 88 (previously, it was estimated at 1 in [...]
Archive for the ‘Aquatic Therapy’ Category
If you haven’t already, take a look at the teasers for our new video training products. First up is our Swim Whisperers DVD, which shows you how to overcome the various obstacles that prevent teaching children with sensory and motor issues how to swim … Next is our Pediatric Group Therapy DVD, which walks you [...]
As the year draws to a close, we here at Angelfish Therapy are busier than ever. In addition to the time we and our therapists/instructors spend in the pools providing aquatic therapy and swim lessons for children with special needs, we’re also creating training DVDs and setting up new training workshops for 2012. Training Workshops [...]
Of course, we already knew that aquatic therapy was a relevant and valuable addition to the therapy regimen for children with a variety of special needs. Well, the people over at ItsRelevant.com apparently agreed, and ran this wonderful video, featuring Ailene and some friends, having fun in the water. Click here (or the image above) to [...]
Angelfish Therapy has a great opportunity for you. Join our team as an OT or PT aquatic therapist. Work with children to improve their motor planning, strength and coordination. You will be in a motivating, dynamic multi-sensory environment. Weekends and afternoons in Fairfield and Westchester County. See our locations where we work. Please contact us [...]
Remember our First Timer back in January? Well, here she is 3 months later and having a blast interacting with other children and working with our therapist on motor skills. [swf]http://www.youtube.com/v/JZzDZa3GFIw,425,344[/swf] See more of her and other videos here.
Maybe not full action shots, but we wanted to show different styles of techniques and our kids. Click the photos to view larger images.
We are focusing this month on progressions with our therapist one on one. Listed below are a few different techniques we use to help with this progressions. This video demonstrates one on one righting reactions. You will see how the child will work on righting his trunk and work to have reciprocal motion in his [...]
Angelfish Therapy is featuring First and Second Timers during the month of January. These sessions showcase children with a variety of diagnosis who are experiencing aquatic therapy for the first time. Beginning Treatment – 2nd Session [swf]http://www.youtube.com/v/O1oL5hNvB4g,425,344[/swf] In this second visit, this child has already improved from clinging to the therapists neck when she first started. The OT [...]
Working in the water allows children to perform and learn movements that would otherwise be too difficult to do on land.