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The Not-So Perfect Pool
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Building Self-Esteem in Rett Girls
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Issue #30   23 Mar 2009
Adjusting to Community Pools
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Too hot. Too cold. Too shallow. Too deep. Too bad. Goldilocks would have suffered beyond measure.

Therapists who outsource their aquatic therapy to a community pool know exactly what I mean. Swimming pools were made for swimming. Recreational pools, for recreation. Such community pools neither look nor function like therapy pools. But therapy pools they must become. Why? Because they are all you've got.

But you don't have to suffer without remedy. Straight from the therapy trenches, we have gathered ideas for fixing what ails these not-so-perfect pools.

Read more here...
Aquatic Orphanage
orphans Hungarian therapists turn to water to heal abandoned children

Children need touch. Nowhere is this more evident than in an orphanage. This article describes the work done by four aquatic therapists in Komarom, Hungary as they volunteer their time to provide the warm, loving contact these little ones so desperately need. Basia Szpak-Borst runs The Watsu Orphan Project and has just had this article translated to English. It is a touching story and we are glad she sent it to us so we could share it with you.
Rett Syndrome Study
rett girl  The range of problems experienced by a girl with Rett Syndrome is unique; her ability to control her body is minimal. Spending time in a pool situates her in a normative, "normal" place, which almost every [other] child gets to experience in his or her lifetime. See what the therapists at Beit Issie Shapiro School in Ranana, Israel did to show their "girls" how to enjoy aquatic therapy... and benefit from it as well.

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North Carolina Peds Course A Success
peds hugging The verdict's in on our Aquatic Therapy for the Child course

Judging by the comments from our attendees, last week's aquatic peds course in Durham, NC was a smash hit. Therapists from all walks-- occupational to recreational and massage to physical--gathered at Duke University to feed a shared hunger: how to better the lives of special-needs children.  For 14 years, we at Aquatic Resources Network has been honing our curriculum to give our registrants the most practical hands-on education around. But enough of our pontifications. Listen to what our NC seminarians had to say:

"...I love that I'm coming away with tons of new ideas that I can use now. Thank you for all your work!!!!"
MSPT, Edneyville, NC

"I have been ATRIC certified for years, this was by far the best A.T. course I have ever taken."
PTA, Livingston, NJ

"Loved the times--starting late Thursday and ending early Saturday. It saves us two nights extra!"
ATRIC, Raliegh, NC

CAPE, Charlotte, NC

(if you are involved in early intervention and yearn to learn more, it's not too late to dive in. Sign up now for our next peds seminar, being held in Minneapolis, May 21-23, 2009)

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Register early for our pediatric seminars and receive our new Aquatic Sensory Integration DVD for free.

Included with this break-through video, you get the low-down on over 60 innovative aquatic activities for treating the special-needs child. You will also receive a seminar handout bursting with 100 pages of lab notes, bibliographies and post-test for CEU credit for your whole staff.

To get this FREE gift, you must register by:
April 9th for Minneapolis, MN seminar