My number one goal for my clients is for them to have fun and leave feeling better about themselves than when they arrive for their session at Lewis and Clark College. I always end the session with a preferred activity for my clients to work towards. Most of my clients like to play ping-pong or watch YouTube videos, but I have one client that has a very special preferred activity. We call it "Cliff Hunting".
My friend Gabriel has stuffed Tom and Jerry animals that he likes to drop from high elevations and watch them fall to the ground. Follow us on Instagram @SPECIALTYATHLETICTRAINING to follow our cliff hunting adventures!
About the Author
Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CFNS, is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He is President of the Autism Society of Oregon's Board of Directors and is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) as a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Ryan has worked with individuals with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.