3 precautions to take when giving a swimming lesson to children with Autism

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Swimming can be fun for all children, including those with autism spectrum disorder. Many parents agree that there is something with splashing water in a pool that children with autism simply love to explore. It could be the feel of water ‘hugging’ them, or the fun of being able to throw about the limbs boisterously. Whatever it is, swimming seems to be an instant hit with autistic children. However, special needs swimming instructors lay down a few rules for parents to make sure no tragedy happens at the pools. Here are a few quick tips you should pay attention to.

1. Discourage running around the pool

This cardinal rule has been in place since eons. There is very little surprise that little children get cock-a-hoop just to get near the pools, let alone plunging in the waters. But for safety reasons, parents are advised not to let their child run…

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