There are so many wonderful physical benefits that come from participating in the practice of martial arts, but what is not discussed nearly often enough is its emotional and mental benefits. At Sensory Taekwon-Do, we recreational classes that are specifically tailored for special needs children. Learning and memory problems, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and ADD, autism, PDD, Asperger’s, and Down’s Syndrome are all conditions that can be improved in various ways.
Our special needs classes in Teaneck have been uniquely developed based on the results of neurological studies that have unquestionably shown that exercise in general, and taekwon-do in particular, lead to more positive outcomes. The focus and discipline it takes to participate is also a boost to the self-confidence and self-esteem of your child. And since each child is different, we take great care to ensure that our special needs classes in Teaneck are developed with the unique requirements of your child high on our list of priorities. His or her neurological profile is considered, along with with the specific symptoms that she or he is experiencing. This will allow for the program to be geared toward your child’s level of fitness and skill level. It is important that every child feels sufficiently challenged, but not overwhelmed. We want every kid to feel good about himself or herself. It helps to know that the performance of taekwon-do requires the use of multiple senses, which means greater and more concentrated engagement. We even include specially selected music to stimulate the sections of your child’s brain that respond to it.
The overall mood and atmosphere of our special needs classes in Teaneck are remarkably positive and upbeat. We are sure that you will find that taekwon-do is a useful enhancement to the other methods that you employ to keep her or him at the very highest level when it comes to feeling good and showing signs of improvement. Please call us for more information and to schedule an appointment.