Shining Stars Adaptive PE for Special Needs Children (5+)
About Shining Stars
An Adaptive Gymnastics class designed for children with special needs both physically and mentally. This class provides kids the opportunity to develop through movement education, which includes fine motor and gross motor skills and basic gymnastics. Skills are taught in small increments, building one skill on another. Lessons plans are carefully written to provide a safe and enjoyable experience. Each student will have the opportunity to develop physically, socially, and emotionally through a noncompetitive environment. Activities include but not limited to gymnastics, fitness, sport skills, and team building. A 45 minute class with up to 5 students. The student may have a parent or aide with them in the class. This is required for children with more severe disabilities and delays or unable to follow the safety rules.
Specialized equipment at our gym provides participants with the opportunities to explore and achieve physical successes on their own and with others. Our gymnastics facility provides many opportunities for the child to utilize and expand their sensory functions including vision, hearing, tactile sensation, gravity, body position and movement. These activities can help a child improve their academics, behaviors, and health.
About the Director
Gary Camire is the Operational Manager with over ten years of teaching Adapted Physical Education. He received his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Maine, Orono in Kinesiology and Physical Education. He specialized in Developmental Disabilities. He has worked closely with professionals to create goals through IEPs to meet the needs of his students. He has an extensive background in behavioral modification. Gary is USAG Safety Certified and holds American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Certification.
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