Autism in Children:  Teach the Body Parts to Promote Exercise

Autism in Children: Teach the Body Parts to Promote Exercise


Rowan and I are here again to show you body part identification, which is probably one of the most important things for you to teach to your children or the adults you’re working with, because remember when we are teaching exercise they need to know what body parts they are using and often I see that in the “Adult World” where adults on the spectrum don’t know their body parts. all right, your turn, are you ready. So, if you want to get your health, your children exercising everyday you can do that. That is apparently… so we are here again to show you our body parts. So, we are going to show you our body parts. so we have your ankle, your arm, your back, Your chest, your elbow, your eye, your face, your finger. Your finger, is your hand, your foot, your hair, hand, and head or knee, Those are all the body parts to keep you strong. Very good. And again, what we, what I learned with Rowan when working with him when he was three was that this really helped his vocabulary and helped develop his language which sometimes a lot of kids at his age or this age aren’t learning about bicep or sometimes even between the right and left So I really wanted to challenge Rowan to understand the body and it’s helped him dramatically in his ability to do exercise which you’ll see here in a second. Allright, you ready. Let’s show them. So, the first one is your ankle. This is here. Apparently so if you want to get your ankle strong you can. alright. Can you touch your right ankle? Your right ankle is here. Okay, can you show them your left ankle? And this is your left ankle very good. You know how you get your body parts here Very good, so ankle’s are finished. Now we should show them your Arm! Alright, show them your right arm. So, this is your right arm and this is your arm to keep you strong. And this is your left arm. Let’s try that again. Which one is your right arm? this is my ri… left arm. very good, where’s your right arm? And this is my right arm. So you could keep your arms strong. I keep them strong Can you put both arms up in the air? yea, GOOD. And now, lets put our left arm down. Where’s our left arm? it’s down. Put your right arm up. Very good. And then your left arm up. good, and this is a way again, you can just start to get your kids moving remember, just, movement is key I’m not worried about reps and time it’s just getting him active and moving his body. Excellent job. So now we have your back. Where’s that? I will show you your back, so let me just put this around a bit Allright, so this is your back apparently. you can’t… Your back is… and your back is apparently your skeleton so you are a skeleton very good. 🙂 So Your body is the nervous one. Very good. Now, we are going to show you your biceps. Show me your bicep Your bicep is apparently your muscle here. Right, lets show them. Look at how big those muscles are. You’ve been working out for 3 years man. yea. You got to show them. go ahead, put them up. right here. I know, so this is your bicep apparently Your bicep is apparently in front or you elbow It is apparently is in your bicep. You can… There’s your skeleton in your bicep that makes Coach Dave strong, so you could have your bicep here and your skeleton. Very good. Next… What’s next. Now, we’re going to show you your chest. Where’s that? Where is it? Is it in the back? or is it here?? I think its there. So this is your chest and you could go like… What is this? Its when you know, like, Gorillas go like they have chests and they personally have your chests so this is your chest apparently to keep you strong. Good. And next you have your elbow so I will show you my two elbows. So, here’s my left elbow apparently. elbow, and this is my Right elbow, so you have to make sure your elbow’s strong, Your upper elbow, and you need to know why this is coming Good. now, uh, this is one of your you know… but this is your eye. How many eyes do you have? We have 2 eyes. Don’t poke. so.. you have to… So you have to make sure your child doesn’t poke your eye or jab your eye because sometimes it could get in a stuffed animal and that would be an emergency. If we had, if you had..if we poked our eyes or jabbed our eyes, we shouldn’t do that So now we are looking at our face. Where’s your face? So our face is here, and … Can you show me a smiley face? Can you show me a scared face? A scared face! ok, how about ahh… So if your child is… Wait, wait, show me an angry face. um, what’s a surprised face? So, when your trying to do all these exercises or teach body parts, again, I try to make it fun, be creative with it and again, teach, teach, teach. Educate. When I started with him he was 3, 3 and a half, and I did not know what he was taking in, but he was able to do, and now clearly he can teach others umm plenty about his body parts, but, again, challenge them, challenge them, challenge them on what uh, what you’re trying to do, or what you’re trying to teach. I was going to try to do the face. We did the face. We did the face. I didn’t show everybody yet. Allright, show them. I don’t think we should do that, so now we are going to talk about your, .. my finger. so if you have hurt your fingers or something you could go to the .. this.. this office. Rowan, how many fingers do you have? We have apparently 2 fingers. If you hurt this one you can actually go to the nurse alright, now, now if you hurt all of your fingers you should … How many do you have? We have, 1,2, 3,4,5, 6,7,8,9, 10, So if you hurt all 10 fingers you should really go to the nurse quickly and she will give you a bandage. Very good. so now if you hurt your “foots” , which is here, your foot might have to go to the nurse and And she will help you. And Rowan will teach you of every way and where to go.. So the next one is your hair, so like if you were a girl and you were at the Science center and you bopped your hair into the experiment that would funny, so .. but we shouldn’t do that because otherwise you would have to go back to this school you would have to go back to the classroom, to the health office … and the.. and the nurse… allright, Now, if you hurt your hand, you could go to the nurse and she’ll put a bandage Now if you really hurt your head You can actually go to the nurse and lastly…. Your knee. you can.. How many knees do you have? We have 2 knees. Can you show me your knees marching. march them. Can you march them fast? Fast. Fast. Slow. (whisper)Slow Make your knees jump. How do we make our knees jump? Nice. again. Five: 1,2 higher, ,3,4, Make your knees squat. What’s the squat? There we go! Down. If you hurt your knee that would be a… So that is all your body parts that you can hurt, but you can always go to the nurse. okay, do you want to let me talk for a second. okay, ready, 1,2,3,4, here I go. We ahh, we wanted again to show you can start teaching your children, your adults body parts, and you may think of other creative ways to do it and if you do think of other creative ways that myself, or teacher Rowan here didn’t show you, please share that with us. Share it with me and us at the Exercise connection or share it with NCHPAD because we want to help educate more children, more adults, and again, you guys may think of something we’ve never done, and teach us to help more children so again, challenge your kids with Autism. Challenge all your children, and we’ll see you next time. Allright, Bye.

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  1. Roan is such a clever young man. The 'now and then' board works really well with him. I'm going to try this wiht my class.

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