Aims and objectives:
An indoor rock climbing program designed especially for children with additional needs e.g. Behaviour problems, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger’s and children on the Autistic Spectrum. This program features one-on-one attention and encouragement where each child climbs at their own pace. The main aims of AACT Climbing sessions are to-
•Increase confidence for children with additional needs.
•To increase children’s sense of self esteem and empowerment
•To encourage problem solving skills
•To help develop fine and gross motor skills.
•To promote core muscle development and encouraging balance
•Help positive recreation skills
•Promote independence, health and wellness
Services and activities offered:
AACT climbing project is designed to enable children with additional needs to participate in climbing. The children will have their climbing and social skills continually assessed & AACT will adapt to each individual, providing the best opportunities for each child and young person. These assessments will help the child move forward enabling them to experience success. Feedback will also be collected in making these assessments with the view, where possible, for the child to gain the confidence and self esteem to enable them to move from 1:1 sessions.
Special needs catered for:
AACT freelances from Calshot Activity Centre, so the venue is totally accessible for people with special needs.
AACT Climbing has funding from Hampshire County Council to help parents who have Gateway cards access the sessions for £12.50, cost for climbing sessions that are not covered under the funding are priced at £30 for a 45 minute 1:1 session.
Services are available, evenings, weekends and over the school holidays. AACT Climbing tries to fit in with parents busy schedules.