Contact Hours2 Hours
Playful Strategies to Promote Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents with Special Needs
This 2-hour webinar explores the factors involved in developing a sustainable movement regimen for individuals with special needs. Children and young adults who have physical, intellectual, sensory, or self-care impairments often face barriers to movement-based activity choices. These barriers contribute to a sedentary lifestyle which impacts multiple individual domains including physical, emotional, and social health. Physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers are integral to the support of individuals with physical and/or multiple impairments in meeting their optimal level of physical activity.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Distinguish between the terms Exercise, Physical Activity, Fitness, and Participation, and select the most appropriate measurement tool for the purpose intended.
- Describe common barriers and facilitators that impact exercise, activity, fitness, and participation in children and young adults with disabilities.
- Identify age-appropriate resources and strategies to support children and young adults with disabilities and reduce the barriers to exercise, activity, fitness, and participation.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to respond to various polling questions asked throughout the webinar.