Rebound Therapy at New Siblands School:
This is Jane Hawkes.
Jane works one day a week working across both Primary and Secondary Sites.
Rebound Therapy: What is it?
The essential value of the process is that, for a brief moment ‘earth’ is left behind and a new freedom is found in controlled movement away from gravity’s straitjacket, in a sort of relaxed ‘poetry of motion’ available to all, irrespective of any disability.
Rebound Therapy is used to facilitate movement, promote balance, promote an increase or decrease in muscle tone, promote relaxation, promote sensory integration, improves fitness and exercise tolerance and to improve communication skills. Rebound is a cross curricular vehicle to enhance learning in all curriculum areas because it is so enjoyable concentration and willingness to learn is hugely increased.
Time is spent assessing the needs of each child in collaboration with the class teacher to work towards set targets. A programme will then be planned and delivered to meet these goals. Identified pupils work 1:1 on the trampoline for a set amount of time through the academic year.