The purpose of this course is to educate the practitioner in evidence-based practices utilizing and adapting the principles and practice of Yoga for the treatment of the child with attention, sensory and developmental disorders. The majority of available studies with children and adolescents suggest benefits to using yoga as a therapeutic intervention and show very few adverse effects. The course will include assessment and treatment strategies to impact functional goals related to breathing, strength, balance, bilateral integration, visual motor skills and motor planning. Use of yoga with children with hypotonia, ataxia, hypertonia, chronic/ progressive disorders, autism, and sensory processing disorders will be addressed. Course participants will leave with the knowledge of how to choose the most effective yoga techniques to meet the child’s therapy goals and how to integrate them within their specific discipline as an educator or health care practitioner.
|Contact Hours: 4||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate|