gardening for children with autism spectrum disorders and special educational needs engaging with nature to combat anxiety promote sensory integration and build social skills

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Gardening For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders And Special Educational Needs

Author : Natasha Etherington
ISBN : 0857005995
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 47. 18 MB
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Winner of the American Horticultural Therapy Association's Book Publication Award 2014 A garden or nature setting presents the perfect opportunity for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and special needs to learn, play and strengthen body and mind. This book empowers teachers and parents with little gardening know-how to get outside and use nature to motivate young learners. Using a mindfulness approach, Natasha Etherington presents a simple gardening program that offers learning experiences beyond those a special needs student can gain within the classroom. The book outlines the many positive physical, cognitive, sensory, emotional and social benefits of getting out into the garden and provides specially adapted gardening activities for a variety of needs, including those with developmental disabilities and behavioural difficulties, as well as wheelchair users. With a focus on the therapeutic potential of nature, the book shows that gardening can help reduce feelings of anxiety, provide an outlet for physical aggression, build self-esteem through the nurturing of plants and much more. With this practical program, teachers and parents can easily adopt gardening activities into their schedules and enjoy the benefits of introducing children with special needs to nature and the rhythms of the seasons.

Getting Into The Game

Author : Veronica Smith
ISBN : 9781849052498
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 45. 29 MB
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Highlights the benefits of getting autistic children involved with cycling, ice skating, swimming, soccer, taekwondo and/or tennis and explains how to do so. Original.

The Cookbook For Children With Special Needs

Author : Deborah French
ISBN : 9781784501563
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 68. 22 MB
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Learning to cook not only equips children with a valuable life skill, but will help boost self-esteem in other areas of their lives. The book starts with a basic illustrated guide to where food comes from, the different food groups, how to create our own diet and why cooking is a great skill to master. Simple, step-by-step instructions accompanied by fun illustrations, guide children through three levels of cooking, starting with fundamental basics including the preparation of a wide variety of different foods, and building up to more complex recipes. Health and safety skills are taught as an essential part of the cooking activity and healthy eating habits are reinforced throughout. Parents and carers will find cooking with children with special needs to be enjoyable and rewarding with this book, which thoroughly prepares the child for the cooking experience. Teachers, activity organisers and anyone else working with children with special needs will also find this book to be a great resource for cooking inspiration.

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