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Adapted Physical Activity: Practical Considerations for Individuals with Special Needs

 

Friday, February 5, 2016
Preferred registration deadline: January 29th

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

3 CEUs

Amanda Stanec, PhD
Owner & Consultant, Move Live Learn, LLC

No two human bodies are the same, but all people benefit from physical activity within their abilities.  In fact, individuals with special needs often receive additional gains from regular physical activity when compared to peers.

This workshop will provide suggestions on how to adapt physical activities to support unique needs, the science behind the benefits of doing so, and safety considerations that ought to be explored.  We will examine scenarios of individuals with disabilities, progressive illnesses, obesity or extreme inactivity, and age-related loss of strength and balance.  Moreover, practical suggestions for adapting tasks and equipment will be shared to aid individuals in living independent and healthier lives.  Class size is limited to 24.

This class has been canceled.

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