The Pit Activity Book April Edition 2014 - Page 3

A MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR Welcome to “THE PIT” GYMNASTICS ACTIVITY BOOK -the newest addition to the gymnastics community! During our April edition of “The Pit” Activity Book we are spotlighting Autism Awareness Month and the many benefits that gymnastics can have for children who face the challenge of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Gymnastics is an incredible sport that provides plenty of benefits for all children and especially children with ASD. The facts listed below explain many gymnastics benefits for children with ASD: The Pit research for this piece is based on the findings of: Potvin, M.C., Prelock, P.A. & Snider, L. http://www.uvm.edu/~pprelock/articles/ Potvin%20Prelock%20Snider%20Collab%20Support%20Recreational%20Activities%20Children%20ASD.pdf Jourdan Saunders, M.S, CF-SLP http://blog.asha.org/2011/09/06/moving-therapy-to-the-gym-the-benefits-of-gymnastics-for-children-with-autism/