social skills emotional growth and drama therapy inspiring connection on the autism spectrum

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Social Skills Emotional Growth And Drama Therapy

Author : Lee R. Chasen
ISBN : 0857003453
Genre : Education
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Drama therapy provides valuable opportunities for children on the autism spectrum to interact and connect with others in a fun, supportive environment. The innovative model of drama therapy described in this book is rooted in neuroscience, and designed specifically to develop social, emotional and expressive language skills in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Lee R. Chasen provides an accessible explanation of the theoretical foundations, concepts and techniques that make up the approach, and describes in detail a thirty-session drama therapy program which uses creative and playful tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation. Scenarios drawn from his own practice provide useful insights into the practicalities of setting up and running such a program, as well as into how children's social, emotional and expressive language skills deepen through their immersion in this unique approach. This book will be of interest to drama and creative arts therapists, as well as teachers, school psychologists, counsellors and other professionals who work with children with autism spectrum disorders.

Engaging Mirror Neurons To Inspire Connection And Social Emotional Development In Children And Teens On The Autism Spectrum

Author : Lee R. Chasen
ISBN : 9780857009081
Genre : Psychology
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The innovative drama therapy programme develops social skills in children and teens on the autism spectrum by looking to the mirror neuron system as the key to social connection and interaction. Lee R. Chasen provides an accessible explanation of the approach's grounding in neuroscience, followed by a thirty-session program involving creative tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation. Scenarios drawn from his own practice provide useful insights into both the practicalities and positive results of this unique approach. This ground-breaking book will be of interest to drama and creative arts therapists, as well as teachers, school psychologists, counsellors and other professionals who work with children on the autism spectrum.

Dramatherapy And Autism

Author : Deborah Haythorne
ISBN : 9781317559160
Genre : Psychology
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Using extensive examples from practice with a range of client groups, Dramatherapy and Autism confronts the assumption that people with autism are not able to function within the metaphorical realms of the imagination and creativity. It demonstrates that not only are people who function along the spectrum capable of engaging in creative exploration, but that through encountering these processes in the clinical context of dramatherapy, changes can be made that are life enhancing. Bringing in cutting-edge research and practice on dramatherapy, Dramatherapy and Autism aims to contribute to developing the theory and practice of creative arts therapies interventions with clients with autism. The book is part of the Dramatherapy: approaches, relationships, critical ideas series, in which leading practitioners and researchers in the field develop the knowledge base of this unique discipline, whilst contextualising and acknowledging its relationship with other arts and therapeutic practices. Dramatherapy and Autism will be of interest to a broad spectrum of readers, such as dramatherapists in practice and training, arts practitioners and academic researchers engaged in multidisciplinary enquiry.

Cutting Edge Therapies For Autism

Author : Tony Lyons
ISBN : 9781616085087
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Collects the latest information on autism research, therapies, evaluations, and treatment centers.

Story Drama In The Special Needs Classroom

Author : Jessica Perich Carleton
ISBN : 0857004697
Genre : Education
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Introducing drama to the learning experience is guaranteed to enrich a child's development, and is an especially effective approach for children with special educational needs, including those with autism spectrum disorders. This practical handbook offers teachers an array of simple and easy-to-implement theatrical techniques that will enhance students' learning and encourage artistic expression. The author demonstrates how dramatic play doesn't have to be restricted to drama lessons and can be applied to a diverse range of school subjects and recreational settings. 'The Little Red Hen', for example, covers themes that are relevant to literacy (rhyming and rhythm), maths (counting seeds), science (discussing farming), and art lessons (designing costumes). Step-by-step lesson plans take teachers through every aspect of running fun and engaging story dramas, including warm ups, movement, songs and props. Handy tips throughout suggest ideas for developing the plays further and ways to adapt them according to the needs of the group. This book will be an essential and comprehensive guide for anyone interested in drama as an educational tool in inclusive or special needs settings.

Embracing Autism

Author : Robert Parish
ISBN : 9780787995867
Genre : Education
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Through sensitive, sometimes humorous, experienced-based writing from teachers, clinicians, and parent activists in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community, this book can help educators and others to better understand the world inhabited by ASD children.

Thinking Goes To School

Author : Hans G. Furth
ISBN : 019501927X
Genre : Education
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Presents a comprehensive manual that describes how children can develop their full potential and deal successfully with specific academic subjects and includes a series of games and play sequences.

The Social Skills Picture Book

Author : Jed Baker
ISBN : 9781932565355
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Designed for highschoolers with social communication problems, this book encourages students to examine photographs of social interations and determine the most appropriate responses.

Using Drama With Children On The Autism Spectrum

Author : Carmel Conn
ISBN : 9781351371711
Genre : Education
File Size : 75. 32 MB
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This practical manual contains more than 150 activities for use with children aged 5-11 years old. Written for mainstream and special needs teachers, speech & language therapists, drama teachers and dramatherapists, the book shows how using drama with children across the autism spectrum can help to develop: social skills; playfulness and pretence; verbal and non-verbal communication; and, self-awareness and self-esteem. Taking a developmental approach, the book is divided into two parts: Simple child-focused activities (Units 1-2) for children in a special school setting who are at an early stage of engagement; and Group-orientated activities (Units 3-9) for use in inclusive settings where mixed groups of children, with and without autism, can work together to develop personal and social skills. Each unit focuses on one skill area at a time and follows a similar format which includes a brief theoretical background, a clear set of aims, an assessment profile and a set of drama activities to develop the focus skill. Complete with case studies, photocopiable resources and step-by-step guidance on how to deliver a drama programme, this practical resource will be invaluable for all those who are looking for new ways of engaging children on the autism spectrum.

Encouraging Your Child S Imagination

Author : Carol E. Bouzoukis
ISBN : 9781442212893
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Encouraging Your Child's Imagination: A Guide and Stories for Playacting is a guide to creating simple dramas with young children. Written especially for parents, daycare providers, librarians, educators, and youth leaders, Bouzoukis recounts familiar fables for reading aloud that anyone can recreate in their living room, Sunday school class or community center to revitalize our children’s imaginations.

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