Adapted / Special Needs

Adapted / Special Needs Program

hugslogo_200ChampionsTX is looking to add an adapted program for toddlers and children to our line up of high quality services for the whole family. We want this to be a refreshing and unique approach to physical, social and emotional education for developmentally challenged children. Adapted classes will take place in our GymKids zone – a soft, colorful, fun playzone. These group classes, separated by children’s specific difficulties, will be far less expensive than one-on-one therapy. Classes will have a great emphasis on social integration and motor coordination. Our unique small group approach within a recreational setting will benefit children of all needs and ability levels, helping each one of them to maximize his/her potential by giving them the right challenges to assist them in learning and growing into the best they can be.

“Special Needs is a wonderful benefit for our gym. Not only is gymnastics great for kids but when a child with special needs does gymnastics, you can multiply the benefits by 100! By using gymnastics to benefit children with special needs it helps in many areas besides what is common knowledge. Gymnastics also helps with their speech by working their core, their confidence, self-esteem, etc.

“We have a student with Downs Syndrome who was taking gymnastics classes at our gym. We started a Special Olympics program in our gym. After her first meet and winning gold all around, I asked her mother what daughter said about winning. Her mother said that her daughter didn’t really say anything. It was foreign to her. She had never won anything. She was always the one trying to keep up. The subject of winning was never discussed. Today, she loves to talk about winning gold. She will decline to jump on the trampoline if it means more time to work on the bars.

“We have had children come into our gym who can’t run, jump, walk on a beam, hang on a bar, even after years of therapy. We start working on those things in the gym and they become a different child. Within a short time they are hanging and swinging on the bars, walking down the high beam and jumping down by themselves, running laps around the floor, talking more and clearer, dressing themselves and even initiate conversation!

“Having people with special needs in our gym also benefits all those that are working with them. We have our team girls that volunteer and want to make sure that they are on the schedule to work with the classes for special needs. What type of people are those team girls going to grow up to be? It is really a great benefit for those that want to work with special needs in the gymnastics community.”

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West Austin Youth Association
1314 Exposition Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
Phone: (512) 628-1788
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2105 RR 620 South
Lakeway, TX 78734
Behind Valero & Chicken Express
Next to Randalls / Across from HEB
Phone: (512) 970-8838
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