The concept behind More Than A Gym’s group classes is to have children with developmental delays and with various abilities participate in the same activities that their peers and siblings normally perform, but adapted for its children to have fun, build self-confidence and be successful. The initial assessment “play” session will establish the group, class and teacher-to-student ratio that will work best for your child. This strategic grouping of kids encourages greater “play” during tasks and communication naturally evolves, as do their motor skills.
Current classes include:
This motor development group is all about achieving age appropriate milestones with some fostering cues and encouragement to push our little ones in the right direction. From rolling to sitting up, crawling to pulling to stand, walking to running, and jumping to hopping, we want to see our kids accomplish these big initial milestones successfully.
General Conditioning & Sports Training
The goal of this class is to get kids up and moving in a structured environment. We incorporate movement, pacing and negotiating various pieces of equipment as a team in order to be successful. Soccer, basketball, baseball/ t-ball, football, volleyball, bowling, golf, etc. We work on strengthening, endurance training and learning the foundations of each sport in order to enjoy spirited team play. Having positive models in a fun environment push our children further, allowing them to rise and perform at their personal best and encourages communication.
Sensory Socialization Group
This group will provide children with an opportunity to develop a more mature sensory system through fun sensory activities. The sensory system helps children regulate themselves in response to the environment and others. Children will learn through activities that provide tactile (touch), vestibular (positional), visual motor and fine motor components. Socialization is also an emphasis, while learning personal space, turn-taking, and working together in order to establish friendships through various activities and games.
We provide services through Nassau, Suffolk & Queens Early Intervention and CSE, Nassau and Suffolk CPSE, private insurance and private pay.