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Friday, June 29, 2012

Calendar Quickie: The Power of Swimming

Using the Properties of Water to Benefit Your Child’s Sensory System

Drowning is a leading cause of death for children with autism. We can decrease this statistic. Find out how!

On Wednesday, July 11th, from 7:00-8:30pm, Angelfish Therapy Owners Ailene Tisser, M.A., P.T., and Cindy Freedman, MOTR, CTRS, will be speaking at The Spiral Foundation (Sensory Processing Institute for Research and Learning) at 124 Watertown Street in Watertown, MA.

Their topic will be The Power of Swimming. Click HERE to download a PDF flyer about this event.

The properties of water can help to address sensory processing dysfunction. Tisser and Freedman will discuss pool activities that promote self-regulation, attention and modulation. They will specifically identify swimming strokes, motor planning, and tools you can implement to help your child. Learn about resources for training parents and professional staff on how to teach children with sensory processing issues to swim.

Location: The Spiral Foundation at OTA-Watertown
                    124 Watertown Street, Watertown, MA 02472

Cost:         $25 parent/professional ($10 for a second parent)

Contact hours are available for professionals.

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