Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs: Engaging with N (BOK)

Natasha Etherington

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Natasha Etherington
Forlag
JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
ISBN 9781849052788
Antall sider 160 Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 204 gram Emner og form Paediatric medicine, Teaching of autistic students, Creative therapy (eg art, music, drama)