Different Approach to Aquatic therapy

They can be done in an individual or group setting depending on the needs of the child and the goals of the family. Treatment plans are designed to address various areas such as Physical,social ,cognitive, communication, vocational and psychological goals.

  • Individual sessions: Children recently referred usually engage in individual sessions until there is improvement in their attention span, concentration , impulse control, frustraion tolerance, ability to follow instructions, self-confidence, survival skills and propulsion skills.
  • Group Sessions: Social skills training can be engaged-in during group aquatic therapy sessions with specific skills being targeted.During group sessions,they not only have to work with the therapist,but they have to learn to engage their group mates, share toys and equipment, and experience cooperative and competitive Play.

Responsiblities of the therapists

  • Correctly assess the sensory and physical needs of the child as it relates to land and water.
  • Plan activities very well: should be purposeful, must improve the ability of the child to cope with daily demands, and should improve his quality of life.