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What is Autism?
Autism and spectrum disorders are terms for complex brain disorders. There are degrees of these disorders that register with social interactions, verbal/non-verbal communication, motor coordination and physical health issues (sleep, gastrointestinal). Autism usually shows signs between 12 and 18 months. At these times the child will begin to regress in their development; verbally; socially; physically.
What does it mean to be On the Spectrum?
Each individual with autism is unique, they exhibit a common tread but some will exceed in academic skills, sports, arts (music; painting), while other individuals are not able to live independently. To give a proper answer to this question I must say; being on the spectrum is when a unique challenge is placed on an individual, and that challenge can only be overcome by a specific directions.
What if my child does not want to participate?
Like most children, they would rather be home watching T.V. or on the computer/iPad. Children will always see what they can get away with their parent(s) and if there is the slightest chance they will do it. With any program the first time the child will resist immensely, by the second and third time they will pull back their defiance and begin to enjoy the program. All we ask from the parents is not to give in give us the chance to show you what your child can achieve.
What are our goals of So Smart Kids?
Our goal for So Smart Kids is to have the child achieve to their best ability, to have them work hard and have fun while doing it. To prove to them and the parents that the children can achieve and do so much more than previously thought. We evaluate the children every session and look for the opportunity to place them in the “regular” population classes. Ultimately we want to see our children strive and learn within what society calls the “regular” standards in martial arts.
What type of results will parents see?
Each individual will produce different results. The typical results you will see, is more cohesive within their peers, you will see that they are physically getting stronger and are able to do much more. Their focus will increase through repetitive movement as well as encouragement. You will see the children ask for one another and show concern for their peers as well as their instructors/helpers.