Assessment Hanging Bar
Foundation: Physical Fitness | Strength & Flexibility
Developing the muscular system provides support for the relay of messages throughout the central nervous system. Upper body and hand strength allows the student to write for longer periods. Core muscular strength, including abdominals and back muscles, supports the spine and improves posture. Oxygen can then flow freely, supplying fuel to the brain. Muscular strength in the legs encourages the flow of BDNF, the “Miracle Gro” for the brain.
The ability of the child to hold their body weight suspended from the ground forms the basics of upper body strength
Activities and associated progressions are included in ABL Lab Manual