Bounce! Trampoline Sports has offered a weekly program for children diagnosed with Autism and with sensory issues on Tuesdays for the past year. Titled Sensory Tuesdays, the program is conducted in conjunction with Giant Leaps Occupational Therapy located upstairs in the same building. Bounce! And Giant Leaps will now offer a ten-week program based on the same principles.
The ten-week program will include structured games and physical activities and run from 6:00pm – 7:00pm January 12 through March 22 (no class February 16th). Children with sensory issues and autism spectrum disorders in grades 1 – 3 are encouraged to attend. The class will be limited to 15 children and the cost is $100. Registration is done over the phone by calling 845-268-4000 or in person at Bounce! At 612 Corporate Way in Valley Cottage.
“Play, in addition to facilitating cognitive and affective development, develops fine, gross motor and sensory motor skills. Organized purposeful movement experiences that are goal directed and purposeful are especially important for increasing those skills,“ states Tammy L. Belcher, MS, OTR/L, founder and executive director of Giant Leaps Occupational Therapy.