Children suffering from problems in regulating the intensity of sensory stimuli responsive as noise , touch, light and smell , difficulty in situations of transition and change and react excessively impulsive and sometimes violent. Many graduates become angry and distrustful world. Specifically training in martial arts , during which practicing self-control, limits and compliance rules, can help them mitigate the sensitivity to
Dana Spector and Rotem Don
Posted: 19:02:07 , 14:44
Question: My son was referred for diagnosis 5th Child Development Institute due to behavior problems . Is restless , often moving in with friends is having difficulty accepting the rules and reacts violently when he loses. Sometimes it hurts to touch them friends , though he did not mean harm.
After the diagnosis we were told that he was suffering from sensory regulation difficulties and low frustration threshold . We recommended that the occupational therapy treatment , and was recommended to look for a treatment that will be a class in self-control and regulation . Diagnostician offered us examine the field of martial arts. We seem odd to suggest a violent child to practice martial arts . We were confused : What is the problem and what is the right treatment it?
Answer: To be able to deal with child adaptation to different environments and different demands on him to succeed regulate the feelings he experienced . Sensory regulation is an automatic process , which we perceive stimuli by the different sensation systems ( hearing, sight , taste , etc. (interpret and organize them in our minds ( CNS ) and produce adaptive response and adjusted .
Disruption in one step of the process ( absorption stimuli , processing or response to them ) will be reflected in an inability to regulate and organize the level, intensity and nature of responses to stimuli , and may cause adjustment problems and social difficulties , academic or behavioral .
Sensory regulation difficulties can manifest itself in different ways. There react reactivity over – these children have difficulty regulating the intensity of their reactions , difficulty coping with transitions and changes and respond quickly and excessive . Difficulty can be expressed sensitivity to noise, light , touch, smells and so on. Others would be looking Sensory – actively seek intense sensory stimuli ( move much, encounter , Iikftzo and touch everything ) and described as having a quiet , impulsive , aggressive , intense and demanding.
Pest and hostile world
Regulatory difficulties may be expressed in different fields. Child with hypersensitivity or gift sensitivity of the touch may experience the world as hostile and annoying , and the world may see it as weird or problematic . Such a child wakes up in the morning to deal with the constant difficulties and often adult world does not understand , and do not get angry often criticizes him or his behavior.
Sensitivity to others makes it difficult to adapt different fabrics , so this morning may start with resistance to wear certain clothes , restlessness resulting labels have not been downloaded and complaints about socks or shoes that distress is pressing . By car child may experience the seatbelt chokes . He may stand in contact with sand or with grass and therefore refrain from playing in the sandbox or on the grass , which confined him in his social contacts .
While playing the child ‘s contacts suffering hypersensitivity may be unpleasant . He did not intentionally hurt not understand why shy away from it. When the teacher try to comfort him , he may experience the touch ( hug or a pat ) invasive and painful and will react negatively affectionate or attempts to comfort. In contrast, sub touch sensitivity raises the need many touches everything and may trigger anger of the environment ( the child breaks , messy , dropping ) or injuries due to carelessness ( touching the pot boiling , sharp knife . (That is, almost every point of the day and about caretakers with all the difficulties come into play.
When there is no understanding of the causes of child behave this way , the interpretation could be that the child is not disciplined , uneducated or rude and ascribe emotional problems . That develops a child’s sense of frustration , feels misunderstood and unusual , and the environment , has experienced ongoing frustration due to failure to understand him and help him.
Hours care and hours of fun
” While they’re small you can watch these children as they are : energetic , reactive with extensive low frustration threshold , but also curious , full of life , experience the world for better or worse with greater intensity , such is not always easy to accommodate them. Later , without treatment , become children even those who are angry , angry , frustrated and lacking confidence in their parents and the environment “(from the book of Haggai Municipality ” my special child ).
The first step in effective treatment is providing explanation and guidance for parents, educational staff and the child itself. In addition, any child under the diagnosis and understanding of problems receive treatment in occupational therapy , speech therapist , etc. , to strengthen weak skills and recognize the difficulties that require indirect and learning ways of coping .
Hours that the child spends the educational setting Moost’ not often stressful and reinforce his negative self-image , because the latter are expressed difficulties in intensity. Also run between the different treatments is often another message there is a problem child , even if he still does not understand exactly what it is.
It is therefore important beyond the framework of formal education hours and hours of treatment necessary ( as recommended in the diagnosis ) the child will receive space , freedom and fun, and more activity strengthens the difficulties and low self-esteem , that is more ‘ care ‘ . Should be sought , therefore, normative activity , fun , requires no social or intellectual effort , but reinforces the image and self-confidence of the child. One solution is sports , which is a normative activity that gives a sense of ‘ care ‘ or irregularities.
Sports as a therapeutic tool
Many children play soccer in class , during breaks in the school and neighborhood. You can take the pleasure and the desire to participate in the game to teach children the importance of obedience to the laws of the game, punctuality , perseverance , responsibility , personal and group discipline , delayed gratification and dealing with frustrations. So they gain confidence, unloading aggression, purchasing patterns of interaction , teamwork and partnership , and all through the game without converting them to ‘ patients ‘ or ‘ problematic ‘ .
Children who have difficulty regulating sensory important to find sports meets difficulties and puts them in front of too many frustrations . Competitive team sports such as football may frustrate and provoke social rejection towards an incompetent .
Martial arts is not based on competition, but on personal training aims to improve and progress. Training in martial arts are in the group, but give place only to progress at his own pace . Most groups are open to all ages and new members , so that is new today is old tomorrow. All parts are interwoven physical training , behavioral , emotional and social side philosophical principles as respect for others and clear rules deny hurting opponents , demanding respect for the coach and emphasize the equality of all ( wearing the garment and belt the same way . (
Professional trainer that combines an understanding of the emotional needs of the child with understanding the physical tool – sporty , can build an enjoyable and therapeutic training to strengthen self-confidence , instill study habits and social behavior and improving concentration , self-control and discipline process that is perceived as a therapy treatments .
Iris tested the effect of two karate training on the achievements of children suffering from behavioral disorders . In her book, she describes her karate as an educational tool and a means of therapy . The training includes ongoing demand concentration , persistence and fundraising training even in weakness or fatigue. Than to lock and block the excess energy and match the child’s behavior expectations now , karate offers the use and proper utilization of energy and channeling the purpose of developing physical fitness, self- defense skills and increase confidence .
Monday ‘s study indicated a significant improvement in reading comprehension and mathematics by the group practicing karate . In addition, it concluded that bring karate training to improve behavioral disorders , increase concentration , and reduce social more violent tendencies .
Experience of control and accuracy
Many parents take up martial arts as a sport gods , so do not consider this tool for their child aggressive , aggressive or recalcitrant . But a professional coach, who understands the mind of the child who has difficulty , could explain the poster such as ” I’m as hard , “plus the proof of violent force , is often protecting the feelings of small , weakness and fear which covers the child armor mock powerful and omnipotent .
Child training martial arts can get a real experience of a strong , ‘s can , the can – then moderated his need to prove his strength in violence. Coach authority determines clear rules of conduct and standing on their exercise consistently will get the child the strength and weaknesses and be able to build him a training program flexible and sensitive , which includes work on channeling local power positive , coaching regulating power and self-control, establishing habits persistence, patience and accuracy even in difficulty.
Martial arts bold determination and motivation . Success is measured by the degree of seriousness , perseverance , courage investment and overcome the difficulty. So also have the option exercise less talented children to achieve and feel ‘ champions ‘ .
Built training exercises of varying difficulty with the constant demand for improvement. Requirements challenging and rewarding success coach flattering and encouraging. Regulatory work is done through various exercises . For example, an exercise that requires sprinted runs slow or stop the child finds it difficult to challenge the aisles . Running is releasing the brakes , stop means inefficient use of brakes that ‘ oil ‘ practice.
Exercise involving running at full speed and stop when the coach stop whistling requires time , concentration , focus and precision. Running with the ball running requires a delicate , precision and power kick and maintaining eye contact with the ball while running , which means organizing various physical systems concentration task. Working on touch regulation and the ability to touch without hurting shall be made through the practice of various strengths of punches even against an opponent.
Expanding training the child ‘s awareness of the physiological processes and emotional states it passes through . He becomes more aware of his body , especially the differences between tension ( muscle constriction , shortness of breath ) relaxation ( muscle relaxation , deep breathing . (Training and awareness allow him to begin to control these situations .
Dynamics that characterizes many times the child has difficulty is the lack of persistence , impatience and a need for instant gratification . Because of this he loses the pleasure of acquiring a new skill . Close monitoring, patient and reinforces allows overcoming the frustration of the learning process and will understand hard work and perseverance lead to success. Experience of self-control , concentration and training summoning achievements are coping tool , the child takes multiple Lhtmoddoiotio everyday life.
Recommended Books :
• My child is special ‘ / Municipality holidays . Modan , .2005
• ‘ empty hand ‘ / iris Monday. Home Aviv , .2000