What you need to know
- Obesity can be problem during puberty
- Any change in routine may produce anxiety, fears, and/or worry.
- If child has any sensory, hearing, or vision issues, may need preferred seating.
- If you live in New England (USA) and qualify, Northeast Passage offers Therapeutic Recreation and Adaptive Sports programming.
What you can do
- Exercise is important and should be encouraged, especially those exercises that build muscle mass and motor skills.
- Coordination may be a problem and make individuals a target for teasing.
- Practice can help.
- Lack of stamina and energy levels can be problem
- Individuals may not know how to pace themselves or when to rest.
- Keep active!
- Offer anticipatory guidance and preparation to prepare for a change in routine such as a field trip.
- Create a picture story about the upcoming event. The child can rehearse it alone or with others.
- Offer supports as needed for vision and hearing issues.