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Autism After School Program in Teaneck

Programs for kids with autism in Teaneck

Autism after school program in Teaneck

Autism after school program in Teaneck

Caring for a child on the spectrum can be challenging, and it often involves thinking and looking outside the box for things that work. Whether a child is on the spectrum or not, each child is unique, has a unique way of looking at, interacting with and understanding the world around them, but for kids with autism this relationship may be a bit different. Here at Sensory Taekwon-Do, we offer plenty of engaging programs for kids with learning disabilities, behavioral concerns, and children on the spectrum, including an autism after school program in Teaneck.

Parents of kids who are on the spectrum will know just how challenging certain aspects of everyday life can be for their child, but we here at Sensory Taekwon-Do we take all of that into consideration. Before starting any program, we meet with children and talk to their parents, figuring out what sort of program and teaching style will work best for them in order to get the most out of it. Our director, Dr. Kerry Escamilla, D.C., has advanced training in neurology and functional medicine with an emphasis on early childhood spectrum disorders. Our second degree black belt, Dr. Kerry, is also familiar with martial arts as well as its benefits for children who are on the spectrum. Our autism after school program in Teaneck, as well as our other programs and activities, incorporate a whole brain/whole body approach that has shown to improve concentration and focus in many children. By providing a consistent and highly structured environment where we engage with all five of the senses, kids can learn to center themselves as well as find their center. We accept kids with autism, PDD, aspergers, ADHD, ADD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia and much more.

If you are looking for a new activity that could also be beneficial to your child, consider visiting us here at Sensory Taekwon-Do to learn more about our autism after school program in Teaneck as well as the other program options we offer.

140 Hopper Avenue
Waldwick, NJ 07463
(201) 399-4124

New Jersey Taekwondo

Taekwondo classes for kids with autism in New Jersey

New Jersey taekwondo

New Jersey taekwondo

Children on the spectrum are often affected by a wide range of symptoms. To be effective, treatment requires a whole brain, whole body approach. Our breakthrough New Jersey taekwondo and martial arts program is custom designed for each child’s neurological profile. The core of this program of special needs recreation is extracted from cutting edge neurological studies that incorporate movement exercise to help create healthier pathways in the brain.

By stimulating areas in the brain that incorporate balance, body awareness, muscle coordination, strength and working memory, we can promote growth and improve connectivity. We accept children that have been labeled with Autism, PDD, and Asperger’s. We also provide New Jersey taekwondo for those with ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and other learning and memory problems. Those patients with Down’s Syndrome can also benefit from our special needs recreation. We incorporates the senses during the Taekwon-Do sessions. The auditory is stimulated by playing music specifically designed to right brain and left brain functions. Visual senses are used when students are modeling the instructor. Vestibular encompasses balance and this worked on heavily during the session. Proprioceptive involves the sense of position of your body parts. Students must use this sense to focus on where they are placing their own body parts are they are performing the martial art exercise. The tactile or sense of touch is brought in throughout the session with the climbing wall, balls and other equipment that is used during the group.

Our special needs recreation has evolved to include sensory integration, brain balancing activities, and nutritional interventions thus making it a true whole body-whole brain approach to treatment. At Sensory TKD, we adapt what is known about nervous system function to prescribe corrective exercises and activities to help improve and strengthen connections between brain structures. If you would like to learn more about our services, we highly recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding New Jersey taekwondo for kids with autism and special needs, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly.

140 Hopper Avenue
Waldwick, NJ 07463
(201) 399-4124