A Sensory Approach to Adaptive Fitness Part I
What you'll learn
- How sensory processing affects behavior
- Getting kids to a "ready state" to do higher level tasks
- Use specific movements and activities to sustain attention and function
- Create sensory friendly environments
- Provide physical modifications and accommodations
- How stability, coordination, and motor planning affects behavior and motor skills
- Implementing various intentional activities to address stability, coordination, and motor planing.
- Utilize specific equipment using learned sensory and sensorimotor techniques
- None needed.
- The only requirements needed for this course is an interest in working with people using a movement base/bottom up approach to improve self regulation, motor skills, attention, and overall quality of life.
A Sensory Approach to Adaptive Fitness Certification Part I is an incredible, interactive evidence based course for anyone working with kids/adults on the neurodiverse spectrum! This course is designed for fitness professionals, occupational therapists, PE teachers, coaches, health practitioners, and parents, anyone working with people on the autism spectrum, with sensory processing disorder, ADHD, or any other neurodiversity in both a fitness and therapeutic setting. Learn how to use the sensory approach when working with your clients, kids, or students to get them to their maximum potential and improve behavior and function. Earn CEU's under NASM and AFAA.
This is an evidence based approach to movement and which explores the impact sensory processing has on how we behave and function physically and emotionally. This course will give you excellent in-depth insight on practical, easy to implement strategies and activities to get the most out of your client, student, or child.
When looking for an adaptive fitness program in your area, the ones to choose from are generally for people with physical, or intellectual disabilities. As amazing and as needed as these programs are, rarely do you find one that caters to the neurodiverse population. The ones that do are also amazing and much needed but generally take a more behavior or top down approach. What Sensory Fitness whole foundation is that sensory piece that is an integrated part of the neurodiverse spectrum. Understanding how sensory processing affects ones behavior and movement is crucial when working with clients.
Learn how to see through a sensory lens and how to use sensory rich activities to get people to a ready state to then move on to more complex tasks!
A Sensory Approach to Adaptive Fitness Certification Part I provides anyone with the training so essential to working with kids and adults on the neurodiverse spectrum. Training like this is not found many other places and is catered to a variety of professionals, specialists, and parents interested in a unique but highly effective approach when working with someone.
Who this course is for:
- This course is intended for anyone working with kids/adults on the neurodiverse spectrum in a physical capacity. Fitness professionals, OT's, PT's, PE teachers, coaches, parents.
I am a certified occupational therapy assistant specializing in sensory integration therapy, as well as a certified fitness professional specializing in integrative fitness. As a COTA, fitness professional, special education teacher, and adaptive fitness PE teacher and coach, I've developed A Sensory Approach to Adaptive Fitness. A bottom up, sensory, and evidence based approach to working with kids and adults with sensory difficulties in a fitness, therapeutic, and educational setting. This content is excellent for health practitioners, fitness instructors, educators, or parents working with kids/adults on the autism spectrum, struggling with sensory processing disorder, ADHD, or any other kind of neurodiversity or movement difficulty.