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"I Can Do It Too" Special Needs Program

 

                                                    INFORMAL ASSESSMENTS
We recomment that New students receive an informal assessment before scheduling classes. It will determine whether your child works best in small group classes or 1:1 classes. The assessment takes about 30-40 minutes and is $35.00. After the initial assessment, you and the teacher will decide on a weekly schedule and duration of the lessons for your child.  For questions, please call 410-252-3374x112.
 

TO REGISTER FOR AN ASSESSMENT, PLEASE CLICK ON THE REGISTER LINK ON ANY OF THE AVAILABLE ONE-ON-ONE CLASSES BELOW!

                       TO REGISTER FOR ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS (1 to 1 teacher-student ratio)
Please click on the "register" link below to enroll your child for a lesson once a week!


TO REGISTER FOR SMALL GROUP LESSONS - YOUR CHILD MUST HAVE AN ASSESSMENT before ENROLLMENT INTO A SMALL GROUP CLASS

Current small group lessons:

                                                                PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
A Sensory/Motor/Gymnastics program for children of all ages with any minimal to severe physical, mental, emotional, social, language, and/or sensory challenges including:

  • Developmental Delay
  • Attention Deficit
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Visual Auditory/Speech Deficits
  • Sensory
  • Emotional/Behavioral/Social
  • Hypo/Hyperactivity
  • Coordination
  • Fear of Movement

This program was founded and developed in September 1996 at Rebounders Gymnastics by Heidi Soerensen, an Occupational Therapist.  The program was designed to provide the opportunity for children with special needs to participate in a motor program as an affordable alternative to needed therapies, in addition to therapies, and/or as a recreational activity.  The program combines sensory stimulation, gross motor activities, and gymnastics to facilitate learning and growth in all aspects of human functioning.  Furthermore, it offers students the opportunity to be integrated in a safe and fun environment with non-challenged children.

Approach--The "I Can Do It Too" Program emphasizes sensory / vestibular stimulation through:

  • Swinging
  • Rolling
  • Jumping and more using Suspension equipment (net, tire, trapeze, helicopter, rings, bolsters)

Goals -- address physical, social, cognitive and emotional factors.

Physical

Increase:

  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Postural Control
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Stamina

Social

Increase:

  • Compliance with group activities
  • Appropriate Social Interaction
  • Comfort level in groups
  • Integrate into group settings as appropriate

Cognitive

Increase:

  • Attention / Focus
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Motor-Planning Skills
  • Problem Solving

Emotional

Increase:

  • Self confidence and movement enjoyment
  • Frustration Tolerance

CLASS OPTIONS

Individual Classes--Teacher works one-on-one with child individually.  This class is scheduled on an individual basis.

Integrational Classes--Child participated in an integration lesson within a regular Rebounders class.

Small Groups (with Integration)--Teacher works with child in a small group of 2-4 children.  Length of class time depends upon age and level of children in the group.

Field Trips--Please call 410-252-3374 x112 for available days and times.

Click here to view the "I Can Do It Too" brochure.