Thursday, 23 May 2013

Behaviour Plans and Exercise

I am curious.  How many BCBAs incorporate exercise into the behaviour plan for their clients?

I am hoping to open a dialogue with Behaviour Consultants about how exercise can be used as a COMPLEMENTARY  tool to behaviour interventions.

I am of the belief that programmed exercise sessions can be a valuable tool to specific behaviour interventions (sleep issues/feeding issues/table work) and as a tool to develop self-regulation skills, and specific athletic skills that may improve quality of life for an individual with autism.


Tuesday, 21 May 2013



Thursday, 16 May 2013

North Delta Session FULL

I am pleased to announce that the North Delta session is now full.
I look forward to meeting all participants and parents on Friday!

Movement is NOT a Reward

Here is a post about the need for a shift in perspective on a student's need to MOVE from Chris Wejr's blog:  Movement is NOT a Reward
Chris is the principal of Kent Elementary School in Agassiz, BC.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Mini-Camps in July

We are organising Week Day Camps for the month of July for groups of 4 to 6.

July 8 - 12 
July 15 - 19 -BOOKED in North Delta
July 22 - 26
July 28 - August 2

Day activities involve fitness and skill activities, group cooperation games, snack and lunch downtime, and *swimming pool activities.

*North Delta groups only

Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: will be tailored to group enrolled
Group size:  4 to 6

Please contact EXercise IS Therapy for more information and pricing.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Defining our Services

It is important to define the services that we offer.

I am a Kinesiologist who specialises in providing exercise and conditioning activities.   As a member of the BC Association of Kinesiologists I am governed by professional standards that are in place for the protection of both clients and practitioners.  As a member of the BCAK and the Canadian Association of Kinesiologists we are supported by a National Professional Liability Insurance Program.

I focus my practice to serve clients with special needs, in particular children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum Disorder  . Up to 30% of individuals with autism suffer from a moderate to severe loss of muscle tone, which can limit their gross and fine motor skills.

My goal is to see children be able to participate with confidence in Gym class, to be able to run up and down the soccer field at recess with their peers, to learn the social rules of playing with others and the game rules of the sport of their choice.  I try and train clients to be deliberate and purposefull in their movement and to be able to move their body skillfully and safely. I would like to see individuals learn that running, swimming or biking can become the things they CAN DO, rather than things they WON'T DO.

Strength and conditioning is the root of all physical activity.  Physical activity is part of an important developmental progression.

Having the ability to play sports and games with peers is an important part of social development.

As a student studying Applied Behaviour Analysis I am learning more about children with autism and how to teach new behaviours that may improve their quality of life.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Friday June 7: A Second Session Added and Location

We are excited to be able to add a second complimentary fitness session on Friday June 7!

Space is limited to five.

The location of both sessions will be John Hendry Park at:

Trout Lake
2120 East 19th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

The first session will begin at 4:15 pm and end at 5:45 pm.

The second session will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 7:30 pm.

Parents and/or BIs are encouraged to watch or participate!!

Please contact for more information and to register you child.


Its What We Do in Video

Here is a page that will begin to fill up with videos:

Please enjoy responsibly.

Info Sharing with Parents

Check out the Page link to see how we share information:

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

How I Use Runkeeper During a Session

If you have a GPS enabled phone you can use an application called Runkeeper to track our rambles.  It also allows us to take photos and they become attached to the map!

Here is an example of one of our sessions.  In order to view the link you may have to sign in to

Here is a screen shot of what an activity looks like: