Bicycle riding with autistic children can be fun and will benefit the child. How? The task you must do is purchase a bicycle for the individual. That decision will depend on the age of your child, height, boy or girl, and what the bicycle is going to be used for and where. In other words, will the bicycle riding be used on long tour trips, small inner town, or short trips around the neighborhood where one lives.
Bicycle riding will benefit the child with autism, by giving the person exercise, balance, leg movement, muscle control, self-confidence, coordination, help them to socialize with other children in their own age group, get fresh air and view nature. One important factor, with bicycle riding, is, it can be added to the family recreation that will bring enjoyment and fun for the whole family. It helps improve better communication with family members and the child with autism, seems to be at a more relaxed level.
Teaching a child with autism how to ride a bicycle may be challenging, depending on the level or degree of the autistic disorder. Once the child learns how to ride a bicycle, the benefits will out weigh the challenge.
Patience is the key when teaching a child with autism how to ride a bicycle to gain positive benefits. In addition, it is imperative for the parent or caregiver, to understand and be aware of what the child can do and what he or she is not capable of doing, regarding their limitations and learning abilities. Never push a child with autism beyond their limitations. There will be no benefits by taking that kind of approach.
The benefit of knowing and understanding the limitation of the child, will give one a better understanding of what kind of a bicycle one needs to purchase for the individual with autism.
Some bicycles have fat tires, small skinny tires, some have pedal breaks, others have hand breaks. Do you want a bicycle that have gears to adjust the speed or just a plain easy rider. The color of the bicycle is optional. These are just some the questions one should take into consideration when thinking about buying a bicycle. It might be a good plan to introduce your child to a used bicycle first, until he or she gets used to riding the bicycle.
If the person is at a young age, it is an excellent idea, to consider buying training wheels to attach to the rear of the bicycle or think about a tandem (bicycle built for two), that requires the adult to sit on the seat in the front and the child on the seat on the back of the same bicycle. There are many other types and styles of bicycles that are available to help assist your child with autism to obtain positive benefits.
You may want to search the internet for many possibilities, that are available for children and families to choose the correct kind and style of bicycle and how they perform. Further more, one can call bicycle shops and network with the other autistic families who have and use their bicycles, to share the benefits they have received from bicycle riding.
With the many benefits that bicycle riding does for an autistic child, one of the most outstanding benefits, is it provides family outdoor activities, and encourages the family to have a better understanding of each other, more communication and improves the attention span of the individual to focus on the skill of bicycle riding.
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