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Physical Activity, Trips, Events

What you need to know

  • Obesity can be problem during puberty
  • Any change in routine may produce anxiety, fears, and/or worry.
  • If child has any sensory, hearing, or vision issues, may need preferred seating.
  • If you live in New England (USA) and qualify, Northeast Passage offers Therapeutic Recreation and Adaptive Sports programming.

What you can do

  • Exercise is important and should be encouraged, especially those exercises that build muscle mass and motor skills.
  • Coordination may be a problem and make individuals a target for teasing.
  • Practice can help.
  • Lack of stamina and energy levels can be problem
    • Individuals may not know how to pace themselves or when to rest.
  • Keep active!
  • Offer anticipatory guidance and preparation to prepare for a change in routine such as a field trip.
  • Create a picture story about the upcoming event. The child can rehearse it alone or with others.
  • Offer supports as needed for vision and hearing issues.