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Rock climbing is a physically demanding activity that requires concentration, motor planning and sequential thought, among other skills. Full inclusion to accommodate children who have physical limitations or cognitive and sensory processing deficits can be challenging. However, children with special needs can reap many benefits offered by indoor rock climbing. Whether a physical, cognitive or sensory disability, there is a degree of participation that can be achieved. The Adaptive Wall and Activity guide provide modifications and guidelinesto ensure that everyone is included.

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Adaptive Climbing Wall

CLIMBING DEVELOPS:

Physical Ability

Balance
Weight shifting
Core strength
Arm and hand strength
Hand grasp
Awareness of body in space
Eye-hand coordination
Eye-foot coordination
Muscle flexion and extension
Bilateral coordination
Motor planning

Sensory Systems
Sense of touch
Visual attention
Vestibular system

Cognitive Function
Problem solving
Concentration
Following directions/rules

Social/Communicative Skills
Turn taking
Awareness of others
Patience
Verbal communication
Stress management
Positive risk taking
Confidence
Adaptive Hand Holds increase climbing wall accessibility for people with a variety of disabilities or mobility difficulties.
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