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Hydrotherapy for Autism

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Water safety is crucial for all children, but those living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are especially vulnerable. People with ASD may wander away from the support of a carer, may have difficulty perceiving danger, and may be drawn to water to alleviate their sensory needs.

Public pool swimming lessons can also be overwhelming for children with ASD, with the smell of chlorine and the noise of children, teachers’ whistles and music from the PA making learning difficult. Combine this sensory overload with the pressure to achieve ‘levels’, and it can be all too much.

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Age

Children, Teens, Young adults, Adults, 6+
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Diagnosis

Rocky Bay’s Hydrotherapy for Autism is a research-based one on one physiotherapy program designed to improve the water confidence of anyone aged six and over living with ASD.

In a low sensory, fully accessible swimming pool with wheelchair and hoist access, a highly trained physiotherapist will help you:

  • Build confidence and safety awareness around water
  • Build strength and fitness
  • Improve gross motor skills.

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