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.