Exercise is one of the most underutilized, yet effective, treatments for children with autistic spectrum disorders. Because one size does not fit all, Fitness and Recreational Activities for Youth with Autistic Spectrum Disorders points out the need to offer an array of activity options for children with an ASD. In that context, the DVD provides an overview of the â€œRaise the Barâ€ Fitness and Wellness Program, which encompasses a number of appropriate and safe activities for facilitating neuro-developmental growth, body awareness, increased balance, sensory integration, mobility skills and most importantly, the skills of â€œjust being a kid.â€
Among the topics covered:
• Autism-what is it?
• The critical link: autism and exercise
• Eight interchangeable movement experiences
• Administration process for clients
• Example of assessment and screening