Bike riding requires balance , coordination, endurance and leg strength. Children with Autism may have gross motor deficits in many of these areas, there by making it hard to ride a bike successfully. Eric Chessen's " Bike to the future" program addresses these deficits and provides different strategies.
The photo is of an exercise schedule taken from the book. I completed this with a student prior to bike riding. It incorporates movements from the 5 categories all general activities can be broken down into - pushing, pulling, bending, rotation and locomotion.
You can grade the movements to the level that they can do, to get the most out of it. For eg. I get kids to sit on the therapy ball and stand up straight if they don't know how to squat.
Happy bike riding ! 😀😀
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