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Autism Swings and Therapy for Kids

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Many of us take our senses and the ability to combine them for granted. Many autistic children and adults, however, struggle with these seemingly simple abilities on a daily basis. This skill involves the ability to process stimuli from all of the various senses of the body, distinguish them, and often differentiate or combine them. For many of us, the body and mind do this automatically and we never think about it. For those struggling with autism, however, it is not quite so automatic and can often become overwhelming. Those who have autism will often times try to avoid over stimulation or sort things out by withdrawing to activities more known to them. This behavior includes repetitive motions and behaviors, which can be very calming and soothing for children suffering from autism.

Luckily, there is a good amount of therapy and therapeutic activities available for children with autism. Many of these focus on sensory integration and programs which focus on developing the senses. Swings are one of the best new tools for sensory integration for children with autism, and they are quickly gaining in popularity. Children with varying degrees of autism, ADHD, PDD, and Asperger’s can benefit from autism swings as part of a balanced and focused therapy.
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