Mette Burr, a physiotherapist at
Brøndagerskolen in Albertslund, Denmark - a school with
approximately 60 autistic children - explains:
The children get it immediately. They are fun to
wear, and you learn to use them instantly. A critical issue in working
with autistic children.
A funny way of walking
At the school called Brøndagerskolen 30 autistic children
frequently use jump boots. At first glance the boots look dangerous,
but you feel very secure having them on, Mette Buur points out.
The motorically weak children uses them with care
and are training their balance. Others improve their physical condition
when running and you can really take some long steps. Everybody is
training coordination. Some of the children need help at first, but
gain control fast, and glide into the funny walk. You don't fall easy
as you do on roller skates and you don't twist your ankles, she says.
Mette Buur has not experienced an accident with the
jump boots in the six months the school has used them. As a safety
precaution the children do not use them outside although they could.
"Kangoo Jumps stimulate the children and give them
a body experience that motivates them. And it's a perfect variation in
the daily training.