- The Autism Fitness Handbook & DVD
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An exercise program to boost body image, motor skills, posture and confidence in children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Highlights important concepts and introduces an assortment of ideas designed to inspire cognitive and motor development in children with autism.
The handbook features simple, step-by-step instructions and visuals for 46 exercises proven to improve body image, motor coordination, posture, muscular and cardiovascular fitness.
The exercises require minimal equipment and can be used in a wide range of settings. Each exercise has a visual support, "How To," and "Coaching Tips" for the reader. Clear instructions and explanatory cartoon illustrations make it easy for non-specialists to follow and can be used effectively with groups or individuals.
Packed with helpful advice, inspiring case studies, and guidelines on adapting the exercises for different ages and abilities. Softcover, 168 pages.
In the DVD, with the help of two individuals with autism, Coach Dave teaches the breakdown of over 30 exercises. (DVD is not meant for video modeling.) Includes a Visual Exercise Schedule.
Author David S. Geslak, an ASD fitness specialist, has been developing programs for individuals with autism spectrum disorders since 2004. He is determined to help them live healthier, more active lives.