In addition to having a Masters in Special Education, Jessica Zander is trained and licensed in the Sonia Sumar Method of Yoga for the Special Child ®, a Yoga program designed to enhance the development of children with special needs. Yoga for the Special Child ® is gentle and safe for children with developmental disabilities including autism and Down syndrome. This Yoga method also provides an effective treatment alternative for children diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sensory processing disorder, and anxiety disorders. The Yoga for the Special Child ® method is an integrated system of developmentally appropriate hatha yoga asanas (poses), eye exercises, Pranayama (breathing exercises), chanting and deep relaxation. It helps each child find peace and strength in an environment where nothing is expected, yet celebrations are abundant.