Agility Ladder Exercises Benefit Children with Autism

Agility Ladder Exercises Benefit Children with Autism


Welcome back. We are here to show you some agility ladder exercises and actually not we, Bill is going to show you. Um, These are great activities that can actually be done to improve what: speed and have stronger legs so when your running you have more speed. Excellent And I’ve worked with speech language pathologist and this is actually a way that you can help children to have a maintain rate of speech or by putting letters or sentences in here if you’re trying to help get them to speak or work on their language development. But this just so you see, this ladder itself costs about 90 dollars and what you see here. However if you see right in front we made it with masking tape so 2 or 3 dollars for a roll of masking tape and these can be permanently placed in your classroom or even the corner of a gym, so there always there for your students with autism, or without because you’ll see in a second here that this can benefit all of us. Allright, so lets take them through, lets start with ladder march. Allright. Go ahead. Good, and notice now we started here with footprints, Maybe you are going to use your arrows, give that direction and again more visual supports to keep your children and give them success while they’re doing this Now, Bill, You went Right/Left. Yea So, what are we going to do next? Left/Right Very good. Excellent. Now if you’re an instructor or an educator help, helping your child do this, sometimes this approach could work Ready. Se we are going to go Right, Left Yes. Ready. Right, Left, Right, Left. Good. And now we’re going to go Left, Right Excellent Job. As we mentioned before it gives you and them another opportunity to teach their left from their right and they’re moving. They’re moving while learning which is great. Now, can you show them the Bill speed of you can do right/left and left/right yes. Excellent. That was left, right. now go right, left Excellent job. But this is highly challenging. A lot of coordination. um, not just for the feet, but also for the brain, but Bill does it excellent, right? Right. Any other tips on that one? Um, no. okay. So we’ll go to the next one. Let’s do Side to Side Yea. Here, lets move the feet. Again, this is something you may have to do with your students or your children A quick adjustment.Go ahead. Right: Good, and back. Now, he’s still using opposite sides, but when you are designing workouts or thinking what’s so different about that? , when your child moves as apposed to what you first saw forward to side to side You’re working your body and muscles in different planes of motion. ok, and it can help strengthen their ankle, excuse me, Their ankle, knee, or their hip And also challenges them just a little bit more. So slight adjustments like that can be very beneficial. So now lets go “Bill Speed” Left to Right. Good, and back. Excellent. All right. So, Whether, uh, If you’re including your students into a regular PE setting this can benefit all students, OK Nice Job. Allright, now lets just do um Ladder Hops. Allright. Go for it. Good. Just hop and then we go backwards If you do something to the right, do it to the left, or with your right and with your left. If you do something forward, try to do something backwards. Uh, so often I am just amazed at what some of the individuals can do, or if they can’t do it forward, I’ll try it backwards, or again if they can’t do it with their Right, I’ll try it with their Left. And they can do it. And for whatever is happening cognitively or in the brain, I don’t know. I can’t give you that answer, But it doesn’t, it shouldn’t prevent you from trying or attempting different types of routines or activities. There’s no limits here. ok. And how about we just show single leg hops Good. Right foot. Awesome. Nice Job. Come on over here. And don’t forget though, You don’t need to spend the money if budget is an issue, in your schools or in your home, Um, Masking tape. Put that on the ground, or if you’re outside, this transfers from an inside activity right to outside with either tape or even chalk So, plenty of routines, plenty of different exercise to give you um, something to do, again, with your students or children. So we appreciate you watch. If you need anything, You have tips, you have suggestions, or you need more information, contact us at the Exercise connection or at NCHPAD and we are there to help. We’ll see you later. Bye!

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