Trident launches Yoga for kids with special needs

Trident Health hospitalGeetha Patil

CHARLESTON: The award-winning Trident Health hospital system has launched free Yoga Summer Camp for Kids with Special Needs in Charleston (South Carolina).

A growing body of research indicates some children with special needs benefit from yoga. Classes are appropriate for children who have high-functioning autism, high-functioning cerebral palsy, ADHD and ADD. If there’s an interest in these classes this year, Trident Health plans conducting them each summer, Trident Health has announced.

Starting July 24, this Camp for children aged 4-10 years will end on August 7. Instructors include pediatric occupational therapist Anne Schneider and pediatric physical therapist Emily Szymkowicz.

Trident Health hospital system, whose services include an award-winning Heart Center, claims to provide care to nearly 375,000 South Carolina Low country residents each year “committed to the care and improvement of human life”. Todd Gallati is CEO.

According to US National Institutes of Health, yoga may help one to feel more relaxed, be more flexible, improve posture, breathe deeply, and get rid of stress. According to “2016 Yoga in America Study”, about 37 million Americans (which included many celebrities) now practice yoga; and yoga is strongly correlated with having a positive self image.

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