Posts Tagged 'children'

Why Swimming Is A Good Choice

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Swimming is an extremely popular sport for children with disabilities – a fact that I have witnessed first-hand on many occasions. In particular, I have found it to be a particularly beneficial activity for children with learning difficulties, and many whom I have taught have gone on to become exceptional club – and even national-standard – swimmers.

Posted by Henry Croft Jun 23, 2014 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

Get Out: Outdoor Activity Can Improve Your Health and Sense of Well-Being

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Adults with disabilities are three times more likely to suffer from diabetes, heart disease, stroke or cancer as those without disabilities, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Participation in physical activity can reduce the risk of such diseases, but nearly 50 percent of adults with disabilities report engaging in little to no aerobic activity. A number of programs and activities are available for both adults and children with disabilities to help get them the exercise they need.

Posted by Gizelle Lachey Jun 09, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

My Experiences at the School for People who are Deaf

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I am the middle child in a group of three children. My youngest brother is a man who is deaf. He is very independent and upon seeing him you would not even suspect he was deaf. When we were growing up the three of us were just a couple of years apart and we did everything together.

Posted by Ashley Hardway Jun 04, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

How Your Own Behaviors Influence Children

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Parents are very influential when it comes to the development of the children. Mannerisms, behaviors, beliefs and even actions are learned from an early age throughout adolescence. During this time, your own behaviors as a parent play a dominant role in how the children will develop as they grow older. If you view physical activity or fitness a specific way, there is a good chance the children will develop a similar view.

Posted by Ken Myers Apr 10, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Innovative Harness Provides Mobility Assistance

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When her son Rotem was two years old, Debby Elnatan was told he would never be able to walk. Rotem had cerebral palsy and according to medical professionals, he had no consciousness of his legs. Debby, a music therapist from Israel, wasn’t going to let that inhibit Rotem’s life. She started walking him around every single day but as he grew, it became increasingly strenuous for the both of them. Out of her own pain and desperation, Debby decided that something had to be done to aid Rotem’s mobility whilst supporting her own. And so the Upsee was born.

Posted by Emily Buchanan Apr 04, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Rock, Paper, Scissors….RUN!

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As we have found out before, finding group games for youth that are wheelchair friendly can be difficult. Here is an example of one that we use at Lakeshore in our F.R.E.S.H. (Fitness, Recreation, Exercise, Sports, and Health) program.  This is one we like to call “Extreme Rock, Paper, Scissors”. The kids seem to love this game, as well as our staff members. It requires no

Posted by Meagan Rowe Oct 02, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

“Little” Gestures, One Big Act

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A few months back I was asked to speak to my younger sister’s grade on disability acceptance in honor of National Circle of Friends month.  The elementary school provided me with a children’s book to read and told me to discuss disability awareness and answer questions after reading the story.  I spoke to four different second grade classes for around thirty minutes each.  Since these were my sister’s classmates the children were familiar with me, but

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Jul 02, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Life’s “Little” Questions

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I firmly believe in taking stares and questions and turning them into a chance to educate others about disabilities and life with one.  At least once a day in public I get a quizzical stare and

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Jun 27, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Best vitamins to ensure healthy growth as a young adult

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It’s an unfortunate truth that most young adults have lousy eating habits. Their on-the-go lifestyles cause them to reach for sugary, over-processed foods more often than not. Instead of drinking milk or water, they rely on soft drinks. Instead of well-balanced meals, a trip through the fast food drive thru suffices.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jun 26, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Ways to encourage an active lifestyle for everyone

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If you’re tired of seeing your kids sitting in front of the T.V. or the computer and you’d like to be more active yourself, then it’s time to plan family fitness activities. Don’t be discouraged if you think it’s impossible. Perhaps you think your family doesn’t have time or that family activities will be too expensive. However, with a little creativity you will find that your family has all of the necessary resources to get started.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jun 06, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments