SPLASH is our new aquatic therapy program for children with disabilities and children with autism. The program was designed by occupational therapists and physical therapists, using the approaches and findings of the newest research in the area of pediatric aquatic therapy. Call us at 818-343-8900 to ask about joining a class.
Children between the ages of 6 months to 15 years of age are welcome to join our classes. Group and individual classes are offered.
Participants will undergo careful screening in order to determine their best placement in the program.
We have been looking so long for a programs such as SPLASH here in Los Angeles. Our little boy has made amazing progress in so many areas since starting the program. Thank you SPLASH.
R. L. – a grateful satisfied parent
Come and join the most progressive program in LA designed for physical and cognitive disabilities and autism – you will be amazed by the results your child achieves while just having fun!
SOME OF THE MANY BENEFITS OF OUR AQUATIC PROGRAM
Sensory stimulation – the hydrostatic pressure and resistanceof water provides enhanced sensory input from movement in water. A majority of clinicians report increased tolerance to touch following aquatic activities.
Vestibular stimulation – children are exposed to movement in all planes and directions, however they feel safe in the water
Increase of muscle strength – the natural resistance to any movement in the water allows muscles to strengthen in a stress-free and fun environment.
Cognitive and behavioral improvements – aquatic therapy can help improve attention span and concentration, control of impulses and frustration and increases focus on tasks
Social skills – these skills are promoted especially with the group sessions. Majority of clinicians report substantial improvement in initiating and maintain eye contact, and preparing the child to successfully engage in interpersonal relationships.
Developmental skills – research supports the fact that kids participating in aquatic programs show significant improvement in functional skills, compared to children who don’t. Kids are encouraged to improved their gross and fine motor skills through fun activities in the water.