Wednesday, March 4, 2015

How Martial Arts Helps Kids with Autism, ADHD, ADD and Dyslexia

How Martial Arts Helps Kids with Autism, ADHD, ADD and Dyslexia
Written by: Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts

Children have a special way of lighting up our world. Their laughter, energy and playful nature makes them a gift to any family. Kids are being diagnosed with serious health conditions more than ever before. Among this is autism. Autism or autistic spectrum is a general term that encompasses health conditions such as ADD, Dyslexia, ADHD and Aspergers syndrome. Autistic children are special in their own way with most having superior reasoning ability and sharp memory. However, these kids do have their share of health challenges which if properly managed, can see the child lead a normal life.

The problem with drugs
Physicians have always prescribed drugs as a way of treating autism and the other mentioned conditions. The problem here lies in the fact that we're dealing with children whose bodies might not handle the drugs side effects well. Is there a better alternative to drugs? Yes, there's an alternative which is actually safer.

Martial arts to treat ADHD, Autism and Dyslexia in kids
According to a 2010 study conducted in the Wisconsin University, children with a condition within the autistic spectrum can reverse the negative effects of their condition through martial arts training. Through martial arts, a child living with ADHD, Dyslexia or autism can lead a better life in the following ways:

It can lead to improved focus and concentration in hyperactive children. Most parents avoid enrolling their children in a martial arts class for fear that their child's condition will worsen. The truth is martial arts training has been found to help aggressive people become less aggressive.

Martial arts helps autistic children overcome their fear of socialization. It helps them improve on their communication and social skills as they interact with instructors and other students.

Hyperactive kids get a positive way to release their excess energy through martial arts. Most parents are frustrated by their hyperactive child's constant demand for attention. They usually don't know how to handle situations when their child suddenly becomes aggressive and inattentive. Martial arts will help to reverse this trait.

Martial arts promote cognitive development in children. Through training, children with dyslexia are able to overcome their cognitive challenges and develop normally.

Martial arts training focuses in repetition of specific moves until perfection is achieved. This makes martial arts a great way for children diagnosed with autism and Aspergers syndrome to exercise their love for systematically repeated movements and actions. Such children are known to enjoy repeating a certain action over and over even if it is discouraged by their guardians.

Autistic children usually have a problem processing complex ideas and will usually translate ideas literally. Through martial arts, the child can be able to visualize and process information fast as they act on the training instructions they are given.

Bruce McCorrys Martial Arts Academy's training for autistic children
One of the best martial arts training institutions in the US, Bruce McCorrys Peabody, Massachusetts offers a number of martial arts programs. Through our training programs, we have helped many autistic children overcome challenges posed by their condition. We have friendly and highly qualified instructors who have mastered different martial art forms. 

At Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy, we believe that every child has the right to live a normal life. That's why we offer martial art programs for autistic kids to make their lives better.  Enrollment is open.  Please call to schedule a free trial to see what our Academy is all about, Call now, (978) 535-7878

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