There are many benefits kids can gain from being involved in dance. These include learning important life skills, gaining the health benefits from regular exercise and connecting with others. Health Professionals play a key role in encouraging families and kids with disabilities to get active and enjoy the many benefits dance has to offer. It’s time to start ‘prescribing’ physical activity, dance and sports for kids with disabilities and developmental challenges! These resources will help you do this.
The AllPlay About Me Medical Summary can be jointly completed by parents and doctors and provided to dance teachers. This will allow them to understand any adaptations that might be needed to create a safe environment for kids when they dance.
Our parent handout busts some of the myths around dance, sport and kids with disabilities. Health professionals can provide this handout to families to help overcome some of the barriers that prevent kids with disabilities from participating in dance and sport.
Health Professionals can also place posters in their clinics and hospitals to bring awareness to the importance of dance and sport for all kids.
Download AllPlay Dance Health Professional Poster 1:
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