Sensory Yoga For Kids: Therapeutic Movement For Children Of All Abilities by Britt CollinsSensory Yoga For Kids: Therapeutic Movement For Children Of All Abilities by Britt Collins

Sensory Yoga For Kids: Therapeutic Movement For Children Of All Abilities

byBritt Collins

Paperback | December 1, 2015

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This book shows how to use yoga to bring calm and focus (and exercise!) to kids with special needs. Childhood is a time filled with new motor challenges and hurdles, and this is doubly true for kids with autism and other special needs. The motor challenges kids face require strength, coordination, and the ability to focus and attend.

Yoga can help kids with these challenges as it can strengthen their bodies while calming. This book demonstrates how to get kids started with the discipline that so many of us use in our daily lives. Occupational therapist Britt Collins tells how to use yoga to support special needs, increasing body awareness and fine tune coordination skills.

Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Britt Collins, graduated from Colorado State University over 10 years ago and since then has worked tirelessly on OT and Sensory Integration awareness, research and application. Britt has worked in a variety of settings including pediatric hospital inpatient, ICU, rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, ho...
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Title:Sensory Yoga For Kids: Therapeutic Movement For Children Of All AbilitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 2015Publisher:Sensory FocusLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1935567489

ISBN - 13:9781935567486

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We all know that our bodies need movement in order to learn and regulate our nervous system. Many of us as adults participate in some sort of exercise during our weekly activities to help us feel good. Research shows that it is healthy for our hearts, minds and bodies to get exercise several times a week. We also know that the use of calming strategies help us when we are stressed. I am a pediatric Occupational Therapist who loves working with children and I find that activities like yoga are greatly beneficial to all of the children that I work with, no matter what their abilities or disabilities are.Now why do we think Yoga could be beneficial for us and our children? Well, it offers movement, strengthening, breathing and more. Children need this type of stimulation and thrive under it. In this book I will take you through the journey of understanding sensory processing, how it affects regulation, how yoga helps with sensory regulation as well as learning how to adapt yoga to meet your child's specific needs.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: What is Sensory Processing? How does that affect our bodies?
Chapter 2: Background on Yoga
Chapter 3: Yoga for Children with Sensory Challenges
Chapter 4: Yoga for Children with Mental Health Challenges (i.e. anxiety, depression)
Chapter 5: Yoga for Children with Physical Challenges
Chapter 6: Yoga for Children with Developmental Delays
Chapter 7: Yoga for Typically Developing Children
Chapter 8: Yoga for Parents and Other Adults
Chapter 9: Yoga in Schools
Chapter 10: Practicing Yoga with your child
Chapter 11: What are red flags that your child might have sensory challenges?
Interview with Yoga instructors, OT's, parents of children with special needs.
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