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Health Benefits of Swings for Autistic Children

Posted by Kinsey Harris on

Did you know that swings have health benefits for Autistic Children? Yes! The swinging motion helps with sensory integration which is difficult for many autistic children and can be a valuable investment in helping to improve it.

Balance and coordination are two things which autistic children struggle with the most, and swing therapy has been proven to be one of the greatest forms of therapy to combat those struggles. There are many different kinds of swings available, and each one is geared toward a different level of development. 

Sensory experiences include touch, movement, body awareness, sight, sound and the pull of gravity. For most children, sensory integration develops in the course of ordinary childhood activities. The process of the brain organizing and interpreting this information is called sensory integration. 

Swinging for a child who is autistic is more than just play; it provides essential vestibular movement to help them achieve normal developmental milestones, calming them and letting them have fun.


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  • This is a great piece of information. I did not know that swings have health benefits for Autistic children. When I setup the swing set at my home what I had in mind was just setting up of a fun stuff for my kids but now I know how helpful it can be.

    Jacobs Hoobs on

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