Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Author: Natasha Etherington

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857005995

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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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.

Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Author: Natasha Etherington

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849052788

Category: Psychology

Page: 162

View: 460

Presents a program for teachers and parents to use to incorporate gardening into the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and discusses the numerous positive physical, cognitive, sensory, social and emotional benefits gained from the activity. Original.

Why Do Teachers Need to Know About Diverse Learning Needs?

Why Do Teachers Need to Know About Diverse Learning Needs?

Author: Sue Soan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350083219

Category: Education

Page: 200

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As a teacher, what are a teacher's personal, social and emotional responsibilities in supporting pupils with diverse learning needs? There is no longer a place for a teacher who denies their role in the education of pupils with diverse needs. But understanding how to meet these challenges, particularly in amongst the other challenges of teaching and the classroom, can seem daunting. Drawing on examples from early years to college, this book looks at what inclusion and inclusive practice means in practice and how it relates to different aspects of teaching. Covering issues related to teacher well-being, resilience and other professional skills this book offers the reader the opportunity to use case studies and research to reflect on their own professional practice. Expertly crafted by Sue Soan, drawing on the expertise of a team of practitioners and academics, this book brings together the latest research and current practice. International case studies showcase examples of practice and reflexive questions encourage the reader to explore their experiences, knowledge and expectations to help them to develop as a practitioner.

Therapeutic Landscapes

Therapeutic Landscapes

Author: Clare Cooper Marcus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118231913

Category: Architecture

Page: 338

View: 432

This comprehensive and authoritative guide offers an evidence-based overview of healing gardens and therapeutic landscapes from planning to post-occupancy evaluation. It provides general guidelines for designers and other stakeholders in a variety of projects, as well as patient-specific guidelines covering twelve categories ranging from burn patients, psychiatric patients, to hospice and Alzheimer's patients, among others. Sections on participatory design and funding offer valuable guidance to the entire team, not just designers, while a planting and maintenance chapter gives critical information to ensure that safety, longevity, and budgetary concerns are addressed.

Interventions for Improving Adaptive Behaviors in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Interventions for Improving Adaptive Behaviors in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Syriopoulou-Delli, Christine K.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799882190

Category: Education

Page: 342

View: 347

Millions of children have been diagnosed with autism or fall somewhere within the autism spectrum. Early intervention, education, and training programs have been found to support these students immensely, leading to a higher level of independent social life than has previously been seen. Anxiety, bullying, communication, and learning abstract concepts can be a great challenge for autistic children and can also provide an obstacle for social interaction with other children. It is important to continue offering these students access to a broad, enriched, and balanced curriculum while also devising new approaches and alternative systems of communication that will help to facilitate their access to the educational process and foster adaptive behaviors. Interventions for Improving Adaptive Behaviors in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders offers a current overview of modern practices regarding the teaching of autistic children. This book seeks to update the current practices for professionals working with autistic children, offer practical information regarding interventions, and provide tools for managing autistic children in critical situations. Covering topics such as autism diagnostic observation schedule, inclusivity in schools, and vocational training for autistic people, this text is essential for teachers, special education teachers, administrators, speech therapists, academicians, researchers, students, and professionals and practitioners involved in the upbringing, education, social, and vocational inclusion of people with ASD.

Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health

Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health

Author: Matilda van den Bosch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198725916

Category: Medical

Page: 361

View: 641

Human beings have always been affected by their surroundings. There are various health benefits linked to being able to access to nature; including increased physical activity, stress recovery, and the stimulation of child cognitive development. The Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health provides a broad and inclusive picture of the relationship between our own health and the natural environment. All aspects of this unique relationship are covered, ranging from disease prevention through physical activity in green spaces to innovative ecosystem services, such as climate change adaptation by urban trees. Potential hazardous consequences are also discussed including natural disasters, vector-borne pathogens, and allergies. This book analyses the complexity of our human interaction with nature and includes sections for example epigenetics, stress physiology, and impact assessments. These topics are all interconnected and fundamental for reaching a full understanding of the role of nature in public health and wellbeing. Much of the recent literature on environmental health has primarily described potential threats from our natural surroundings. The Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health instead focuses on how nature can positively impact our health and wellbeing, and how much we risk losing by destroying it. The all-inclusive approach provides a comprehensive and complete coverage of the role of nature in public health, making this textbook invaluable reading for health professionals, students, and researchers within public health, environmental health, and complementary medicine.

Urban Horticulture

Urban Horticulture

Author: Tina Marie Waliczek

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482261004

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

View: 163

In the wake of urbanization and technological advances, public green spaces within cities are disappearing and people are spending more time with electronic devices than with nature. Urban Horticulture explores the importance of horticulture to the lives, health, and well-being of urban populations. It includes contributions from experts in researc

Special Educational Needs in Practice (Revised Edition)

Special Educational Needs in Practice (Revised Edition)

Author: Selena Ledgerton Cooper

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781909280113

Category: Education

Page: 91

View: 847

Special Educational Needs in Practice has been revised so as to consider all professionals involved with working with children with special needs. This edition covers the role and responsibility of the SENCO, but also outlines procedures and suggests numerous strategies for everyone working in the field. It includes how to best support children with a wide range of different conditions, how to develop and manage you SEN policy in line with government requirements and how to utilise the resources and support available.There are up-to-date contacts and pages of helpful advice as well as new information on legislation, government guidelines and instruction. A comprehensive section on therapies has been added to introduce new ideas and concepts to encourage relaxation, creativity, concentration and imagination through exercise, touch, sound and experience.

The E-revolution and Post-compulsory Education

The E-revolution and Post-compulsory Education

Author: Jos Boys

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924095847707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 733

Discussing what is meant by e-business and why e-business approaches are relevant to universities and colleges, this book considers debates about ICT and higher education in relation to the provision of post-secondary education as a whole.