Her recommendations for activities with individuals with cognitive or intellectual disabilities were spot on. However, I question some of her activities for those with medical or physical disabilities. Some of what she showed is contra-indicated for certain medical conditions. My son has muscular dystrophy and some of what she outlines would do more harm than good. For him, any kind of "muscle building" exercises would destroy muscle rather than build muscle. ALWAYS check with a PT or other medical professional when working with anyone with physical disabilities or medical conditions.
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Adaptive Fitness for Clients with Special Needs
|Provider:||ACE - American Council On Exercise|
|CEC Credits:||ACE 0.1 CECs , NBHWC 1.0 CECs|
Moving Clients with Developmental Delays Forward
People with developmental and/or physical delays are unfortunately an underserved population in the fitness industry—but they deserve the opportunity to be more active and have positive exercise experiences. In fact, according to the University of Hertfordshire, over 80% of adults with intellectual disabilities engage in levels of physical activity below the minimum recommended by the Department of Health (UK), a much lower level of physical activity than the general population (53%-64%).
In this video training led by Anna Woods, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, owner of SheStrength, author and mother of two children with special needs, you will learn how to lead a client with developmental and/or physical delays through a personal training or small group exercise session. You will discover creative and fun ways to engage and motivate clients in warm-ups, strength training and cardio workouts using various equipment, tools and communication methods.
Learn how to effectively train this clientele and get results—while making a difference in an underserved population.
Upon completion, you will be able to:
- Apply program modifications for common movements and workouts to clients with various diagnoses, behaviors and physical limitations
- Communicate in a way that encourages client compliance and motivation to learn
- Provide ideas for parents or caretakers to help their child or client be active at home
Anna was a great presenter and had great knowledge! I appreciated all of her practical tools and ideas. Thank you Anna!
This is incredibly valuable information for anyone who is just interacting with an individual with special needs. Amazing!
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