Does your child find it difficult to be part of a team?
We’re excited to share this program with you as we’re firm believers in getting kids out of “therapy clinics” and into the community.
The 8-week Sense Rugby program which starts on the 2nd of August gives kids with additional needs the opportunity to play sport alongside their peers, build up skills, improve their self-regulation skills and most importantly have fun!
Through our first season, we have witnessed kids on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, and with self-regulation issues eagerly come back each week to Sense Rugby. These kids may never have participated in a sporting program before and have been unable to do activities in groups. We’ve seen children who find it challenging to wait for their turn, patiently line up with their peers. There were kids giving things a go even though they were feeling anxious about the activity. We have had a wonderful group of parents getting involved to help their child successfully join in. And the kids have all signed up again! One previous participant is ready to progress to his local rugby team!
The program is run by experienced Occupational Therapists who have been trained by the Sense Rugby team. Parent participation is encouraged, particularly with the younger age group.
We use modified rugby drills to help kids:
• Process sensory information
• Focus on activities
• Work on their coordination
• Manage their emotions
• Have fun with other kids
Numbers are limited, and groups are filling fast. Register now using the button below to save a spot for your child in Term 3!