A fun idea

The guys from the Australian Institute for the Achievement of Human Potential told us lots and lots of intense swinging is important for Nathan. It will help to stimulate his vestibular system, which will improve many things like balance and coordination.

Since it’s now pretty cold and hard to go use a swing outside, we decided – why not have a swing inside?

So we ordered a $20 swing online and bought a chain at Home Depot. My brother in law drilled a hole in an overhang in our therapy room and then hung the swing by some heavy duty chains. The result – Nathan can swing in the middle of the day regardless of the weather and even watch TV while swinging. Can’t beat that 🙂

So I thought I would share this idea as it can be great fun for both typical and special needs kids. And it’s one type of therapy that can help them greatly and that they can enjoy!

Here’s Nathan in our swing. As you can see, there’s equipment everywhere in our house. Oh well.

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