Keeping Fit The Special Needs Children
Like everywhere else, special needs children have their own health issues as well- and a fitness plan for them needs to be prepared keeping the same in mind:
Physical exercises schedule for special needs
- Exercises for autism and Asperger’s syndrome:
- Exercises for ADHD:
- Exercises for cerebral palsy:
Dietary needs for special needs children
- Diet for autism and Asperger’s syndrome:
What’s gaining steady credibility about Autism diet is a view that autistic children’s behavior be significantly improved by keeping their diets free of proteins gluten (found in wheat, barley and rye) and casein (present in dairy products.)
Since Asperger’s syndrome and autism vary only in the degree of symptoms and the depth of the condition, the same gluten- and casein-free diet can help children coping with Asperger’s as well.
- Diet for ADHD:
Proteins are an indispensable part of the prescribed ADHD-diet, since proteins are seen to have a “tone-down” effect on children suffering from ADHD.
Sugar is something children with ADHD should definitely try avoiding.
Zinc, Iron, Magnesium and B-complex vitamins are also another “must have”s in the diet of an ADHD person.
- Diet for cerebral palsy:
Cerebral palsy children have muscle-movement problem- that might include problem in chewing too much as well.So, their menu items need to be not just high quality nutritionally, but also easy to eat and drink.
Calorie and healthy fat rich food items must be regularly taken by the person suffering from cerebral palsy. High protein and high-good bacteria items like yogurt and other cultured dairy products are also very much beneficial for them.