Yoga instructor Aras Baskauskas teams with occupational therapist Britt Collins, MS, OTR/L. Aras takes the children through a yoga routine and Britt points out different suggestions regarding your child's specific special needs.
Yoga promotes mental and physical well-being, allowing kids to strengthen their bodies while simultaneously calming themselves. Occupational therapy benefits children by helping focus energy into appropriate movement and function, organizing sensory systems and increasing body awareness and coordination skills.
... Yoga Routine
... Organization of Behavior
... Dance with Jen
... Storytime with Rachel Hunter
... Interview with Aras Baskauskas
But please note: THIS DVD IS FOR CHILDREN WHO HAVE THE ABILITY TO STAND, BEND DOWN AND TOUCH THE FLOOR, AND CAN IMITATE AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS.
While you may know Aras Baskauskas as the winner of Survivor: Exile Island, you may not know he is a dedicated yogi who instructs classes at Santa Monica Power Yoga. Aras is also part of The Cheshire Project, a non-profit organization that brings together the creative arts with disabled and special needs children.
Since graduating from Colorado State University with a masters degree in Occupational Therapy, Britt has practiced in a variety of settings including sensory integration clinics, schools, homes, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing facilities. Britt honed her occupational therapist skills at a pediatric clinic in Tarzana, California prior to working for Pedia Staff in the Battle Ground, Washington, school district where she oversaw two elementary schools and a middle school.
Britt has mainly focused her career as an OT on sensory integration and how this affects children with various special needs, such as autism, ADHD, Sensory Dysfunction and more. She is a member of The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
Her DVD OT for Children with Autism, Special Needs and Typical won an "Outstanding Product in 2008" award from iParenting Media, a division of Disney.
NTSC, Closed-captioned, Subtitled. Spanish subtitles. Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only).
60 minutes. 2008