Disabilities Shouldn’t Limit Your Children
Though disabilities can easily keep you and your child from certain experiences, that does not mean that you have to be excluded from every fun event. At Rebounderz, we believe that everyone should have fun and enjoy a trampoline. We understand the mental and physical benefits of rebounding, which is why we offer our indoor trampoline park to all. So, no matter the disability, you are welcomed at our park and are invited to come play on our exciting attractions. One of the greatest parts of our trampoline parks is that we offer many different attractions, such as our trampoline arena, our Ninja Warrior obstacle course, and our Xtreme Towers. No matter what hinders you, our attractions can be adapted to give your child an enjoyable experience. In this blog, we will discuss some of the different types of child disabilities and how Rebounderz can accommodate them. Also, if your child’s disability is not listed below, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t welcome. Everyone is invited to partake in an afternoon of bouncing and fun.
Down Syndrome (DS) is one of the most common child disabilities. Each year, roughly 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome. This disorder derives from a chromosomal mistake in which an extra copy of chromosome 21 is made.This slight chromosomal difference causes mental, physical, and emotional changes in people with down syndrome. Some of the physical issues associated with DS is congenital heart defects. Roughly 50 percent of all babies born with DS are born with a heart defect. Children with DS also are 50 percent more likely to develop eye and ear issues. Because of these physical defects, children with down syndrome can often feel excluded — not at a trampoline park! When it comes to trampolines, everyone can participate. Of course, if your child has eye or ear impairments, watching them closely is important, especially if they are trampolining alongside someone else. Part of the way we can control our bounces is by being able to sense if others are near us; if your child cannot audibly or visually see someone bounding too closely to them, they could collide with someone else. That is why it is important to watch your child and even join them on a trampoline if you would like. Together, you can enjoy the fun of a trampoline!
It is said that for every 45 births, one child is born with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Though the CDC claims that the number of autistic children is actually one-in-68, Autism Speaks claims that this is an underestimation of the true amount of children struggling with the disorder.
Autism is a disorder that affects a child’s ability to perform social, verbal, and behavioral skills. Autism is a spectral disorder, so there is a range for how challenging these skills are to obtain. Trampolines are beneficial for children with autism because they allow them to practice motor and sensory skills. 20 to 30 percent of children with Autism eventually develop Epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the body by enabling unpredictable seizure episodes. These episodes can be dangerous, as the person who has the seizure won’t be able to control their body. Because of this, child and adults with epilepsy are often kept from participating in many activities. For adults, epilepsy will never allow them to drive a car; for children, epilepsy can keep them from learning, making friends, and other social interactions.
At Rebounderz, our indoor trampoline park can help your child develop important social skills that they may need a little practice at. For one, trampolines require more communication that you would think. For example, at a trampoline park, you will need to let others know where you are jumping and what tricks you are about to do. For a child who struggles with communication skills, a trampoline park is an excellent place to enhance those skills.
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that is caused by brain damage or abnormal development in the brain. When a child has CP, they will either have an impairment or a complete loss of motor function. This means that children, as well as adults with CP, will have trouble the muscle control, muscle coordination, and balance. Bouncing on a trampoline doesn’t require full control of all your muscles groups. The great part of a trampoline is that anyone can use one. For example, if your child has cerebral palsy, but would still like to join in on the rebounding fun, you can easily bring them up with you on the trampoline. Instead of bouncing using their leg muscles, you and your child can play a game of “Crack the Egg.” In this game, you simply drop your child on the trampoline and gravity naturally bounces them. So, this way, your child can still experience the joy of bouncing, despite their disorder.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder that affects over 11 percent of school-age children. Though ADHD is a neurological disorder, it has not been known to cause any deficiencies in mental or physical performance. However, the disorder can be challenging and can cause family stress. Because the disorder can initiate problems at home and at school, some students can be enrolled in specialized classes for ADHD. The disorder ultimately makes it difficult to focus attention and control energy. At Rebounderz, your child will be able to run, jump, and play with others to their heart’s content. ADHD can make it difficult for some children to communicate with others and control their actions. At a trampoline park, your child will be able to use the skills of communication and control better and more effectively than anywhere else. If you are interested in letting your child expend some of their energy at a playground, Rebounderz is a one-of-a-kind location to do so!
At Rebounderz, we value inclusion. We want every child to experience the joy of an inflatable park and play on our attractions. Part of childhood requires playtime and fun, and it is our belief, that no child should be denied that right because of a disability. Bring your child to your local Apopka Rebounderz today!