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The Resource Gardening for children with autism spectrum disorders and special educational needs : engaging with nature to combat anxiety, promote sensory integration and build social skills, Natasha Etherington

Gardening for children with autism spectrum disorders and special educational needs : engaging with nature to combat anxiety, promote sensory integration and build social skills, Natasha Etherington

Label
Gardening for children with autism spectrum disorders and special educational needs : engaging with nature to combat anxiety, promote sensory integration and build social skills
Title
Gardening for children with autism spectrum disorders and special educational needs
Title remainder
engaging with nature to combat anxiety, promote sensory integration and build social skills
Statement of responsibility
Natasha Etherington
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--pub. desc
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Etherington, Natasha
Dewey number
618.92/85882
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RJ506.A9
LC item number
E84 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2012 D-272
  • WS 350.8.P4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autism in children
  • Children with autism spectrum disorders
  • Gardening
  • Gardening for children
  • Behavior therapy
Label
Gardening for children with autism spectrum disorders and special educational needs : engaging with nature to combat anxiety, promote sensory integration and build social skills, Natasha Etherington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-155)
Contents
Introduction -- Mindfulness approach -- Why dig? -- Autism spectrum disorder -- Anxiety, anger and depression -- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Developmental disability -- Wheelchair users -- Poisonous plants -- Gardens for children who suffer from asthma and allergies -- Conclusion -- Appendix. Benefits of horticultural therapy as listed in AHTA position paper -- Risk assessment -- Relaxation/visualization exercise for deep breathing
Control code
ocn748812788
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9781849052788
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011032909
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) 1387435
Label
Gardening for children with autism spectrum disorders and special educational needs : engaging with nature to combat anxiety, promote sensory integration and build social skills, Natasha Etherington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-155)
Contents
Introduction -- Mindfulness approach -- Why dig? -- Autism spectrum disorder -- Anxiety, anger and depression -- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Developmental disability -- Wheelchair users -- Poisonous plants -- Gardens for children who suffer from asthma and allergies -- Conclusion -- Appendix. Benefits of horticultural therapy as listed in AHTA position paper -- Risk assessment -- Relaxation/visualization exercise for deep breathing
Control code
ocn748812788
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9781849052788
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011032909
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) 1387435

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