“Rebound Therapy” is the use of trampolines in providing therapeutic exercise and recreation for people with a wide range of special needs. Participants can range from mild to severe physical disabilities and from mild to profound and multiple learning disabilities, including dual sensory impairment and autistic spectrum disorder (Eddy Anderson, 1969).
Rebound Therapy is used to facilitate movement, promote balance, promote an increase or decrease in muscle tone, promote relaxation, promote sensory integration, improve fitness and exercise tolerance, and to improve communication skills www.reboundtherapy.org
Each class team at Rutherford School has had comprehensive Rebound Therapy training and are qualified to lead sessions. This enables the pupils to have access to the trampoline with class staff or with the Physiotherapy team. During these sessions children work on carefully planned targets as outlined in their Individual Educational Plan, which is agreed in combination with our teaching staff and Paediatric Therapists.