Children with special needs require physical literacy

August 22, 2012 No Comments »
Children with special needs require physical literacy

We know getting active and engaging in sport is important for lifelong health, but for children with special needs, participating in physical activity and organized sport goes beyond simple health benefits. An article in Chicago Parent has some good suggestions.

Not only does physical activity support an active lifestyle, it’s critical for emotional, behavioural and developmental health.

Children with special needs can and should be integrated into mainstream physical education environments when possible,” says Ed Thomas, a consultant specializing in physical education. “Physical literacy is a universal goal for all.” Read more

Physical literacy should be a goal for all families with children of special needs. Make the time to search out quality sport programs. Remember, participation at any level is key.

What positive changes is physical literacy having with your kids?

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