Jumping & Autism
Tests have linked bouncing with positive benefits for children with autism. The sheer fun and sense of well-being encourages vestibular system input, which controls movement and balance as well as awareness of body positioning. Bouncing also assists with motion feedback, how the body responds to movement through space and perception.
Jumping can help physical sensory integration with the body’s different systems. This is an added benefit for children with sensitive sensory input. It’s can also be an enjoyable repetitive behavior that can provide both soothing and stimulating sensory input for the child. Allowing friends, siblings and neighborhood kids to jump together will also provide a social benefit for the child.