Swim Angelfish – Adaptive Swim Program

Angelfish Therapy provides aquatic therapy with licensed Physical and Occupational Therapists. They are specially trained on working in the water through our one-day Totally Treatment workshop and continuing education videos.  They see a variety of diagnosis such as Developmental Delay, Hypotonia, Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism, Motor disorders, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Chromosomal abnormalities, Rett’s Syndrome and many more.

They use the therapeutic properties of the water to enhance our sessions and treat multiple sites at the same time. They work on core strength, motor planning, self-regulation, sensory processing, bilateral coordination, body awareness and more, all in a dynamic 45-minute session.  They provide individual therapy, semiprivate and small groups where we can add the social component, as well as parent child classes. They see children as young as 6 months up to 21 years old.

Swim Whisperers swim lessons are specifically designed to help children overcome the 14 most commonly seen roadblocks in teaching children with Autism, sensory and motor coordination issues how to become safe independent swimmers. The instructors are trained to integrate strategies into a typical swim lesson so the child learns to swim faster and with less discomfort than traditional swim methods.

Understanding the properties of the water and the science behind why a child seeks underwater. For example, the hydrostatic pressure of the water offers their body the deep pressure to satiate their central nervous system and helps them maintain attention to the lesson. The strategy of allowing opportunity to safely submerge several times during a 30 minute swim lesson in order for the child to maintain an organized state for learning to swim is a great example of our methodology. Children learn safe ritual and routine to improve safety awareness in and around all bodies of water.

Swim Angelfish meets at The Workout Club of Salem, 16 Pelham Rd, Salem, NH

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