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Lessons for Autistic, Dyspraxic and dyslexic child

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I am just trying to arrange lessons for my autistic, dyslexic and dyspraxic daughter. She is turning 9 and has skied for at least 1 week a year on snow (some years managed two weeks) and since she was 3yrs old and had quite a number of dry ski slope lessons.

She is reasonably high functioning on the autistic scale and we used to book her into group lessons. However the issues now come as she has progresssd technically beyond the nursery slopes but as she progresses at a much slower rate than others in the lesson and she doesnít like following! She gets left behind all the time.

I am considering trying to book her into private morning lessons but then into groups for the afternoon (if the ski school will allow me to).

Has anybody taken this approach? What approaches have others taken in similar positions?

Many thanks

Nicky
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@NickyJ, have you thought about lessons in the UK? Snowability is run by a friend of mine and they do a great job with kids who have additional needs.
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@rob@rar, yes but I was under the understanding that was only at Hemel? Which is a 2hr drive away. Thinking we may do a trip over there but sadly canít make that a regular thing as simply canít fit it in amongst other activities we do with both our girls.

We used to get on quite well with private and group lessons at Snowtrax until the transition lesson to the main slope where she fell off the lift and she will not use that lift again Sad. I have tried everything to bribe / cajole / pressure her and that is a no go area.
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As Rob says, the guys at Snowbility do a great job (they are now at Tamworth too, although that obviously doesn't help you). It might be worth taking a look at the holidays page on their website https://snowbility.co.uk/snow-sports-holidays/ - links to a few groups there that might give you some options or ideas.
As well as Snowbility our autistic son has skiied each year with Skiing4All (linked on that page), although I suspect they might not be quite what you are looking for.
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@Tubaski, thanks for that.

May be able to do a Tamworth lesson easier in some ways as in-laws live near Birmingham. May be able to arrange a one off there, but again no good as a regular thing.

Will read up in skiing 4 all, the little I have read to date is it isnít quite what we are after, but maybe it is. This Feb we are going to Radstadt and will be using the local ski school, hoping that a mixture of private and groups while there will work (based on observations of what has and hasnít worked in the past) but keen to know others routes and what worked for them so thanks so much for your post.
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@NickyJ, Have you thought of using dry ski slopes? Your location says Hampshire. I teach at Aldershot with Aldershot Snowsports for the Disabled (ASD). Also there is SSCD (SSCD). I also teach with Snowhounds a small group at Bracknell (Snowhounds).

David
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@Cymro66, we are the wrong side of Hampshire, Snowtrax is our closest and as I said above, she will not go onto the main slope as will not use the lift due to falling off it during the transition lesson. We could try the Southampton one which is further but massively closer than Aldershot etc. However she has no issues with the short slopes we have in the UK, issues come about in longer runs which from a technical ability POV she is more than ready for.
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There's a couple of threads on here about skiing with disabled children, specifically downs syndrome if I remember correctly. Different issue I realise, but posters had given links to good ski schools in some resorts who specialise in lessons for those who need a bit more attention. If you search "disability" or similar you should find them. Good luck.
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