This practical resource explores the benefits of therapeutic trampolining on children and young people with special educational needs. It supports practitioners as they introduce the trampoline into their own therapeutic settings.

Trampolining is known to improve balance, co-ordination and motor skills; it can improve bone density and benefit the lymphatic and cardiovascular systems. It has even shown to encourage communication in children with autism and PMLD.

This book draws on the author’s extensive experience of delivering both the British Gymnastics Trampoline Proficiency Award scheme as well as the Rebound Therapy trampolining programme. The book also explores the practical side on how to set up and deliver trampolining as a therapy in schools, clubs or in the home.

Photocopiable material includes:

  • Lesson equipment, such as schemes of work, lesson plans adapted for varying needs and a trampoline rules poster.
  • Tools for offering therapeutic trampolining sessions such as sequencing cards, communication cards, Risk Assessment, an individual education plan and a communication placemat.
  • All the necessary forms to ensure a safe trampolining environment for all participants, including screening forms, referral and assessment forms and relevant policies.
  • A business plan for after school provision, advertising leaflet and service level agreement.

This is an invaluable resource for anybody looking to explore therapeutic trampolining as a way of enhancing the physical and emotional wellbeing of children and young people with special educational needs.

chapter 6|9 pages

Trampolining in special schools

chapter 7|33 pages

Trampolining essentials

chapter 8|4 pages

Trampolining at home

chapter 11|5 pages

Trampolining competitions and programmes

chapter 12|2 pages

Trampolining and disability sports support