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  • 100 Learning Games for Special Needs with Music, Movement, Sounds and...Silence

    100 Learning Games for Special Needs with Music, Movement, Sounds and...Silence

    by Johanne Hanko

    Games and activities are a great way for children with special needs to learn important skills. This book provides inspiration and guidance for special education teachers, teaching assistants, parents and carers on how to use lively and engaging play ideas to foster learning and development. Targeting key skills including listening, self-awareness, movement, creative thinking and relaxation, each game has been developed with the capabilities of children with special needs in mind. The appropriate age group is clearly identified, and possible variations for different abilities are provided. All of the instructions...

  • 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger’s, and Sensory Processing Disorders

    101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger’s, and Sensory Processing Disorders

    by Tara Delaney

    Learning through play, one of the best ways for children with autism, Asperger s, and sensory processing disorders to learn is through play. Children improve their motor skills, language skills, and social skills by moving their bodies and interacting with their environment. Yet the biggest challenges parents, teachers, and loved ones face with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders is how to successfully engage them in play. Pediatric occupational therapist Tara Delaney provides the answer. In 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger s,...

  • 101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking: Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects

    101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking: Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects

    by Dawn D'Amico

    Many children who have experienced serious trauma are withdrawn and closed off, making it difficult to engage with them in therapy effectively. This book offers a compendium of therapeutic activities that will help children who have endured painful abuse to open up, so that they can learn to express their feelings and therapy can be directed towards their individual needs. From useful techniques for bridging memory gaps to using masks for self-expression, the innovative activities use mindfulness, art and play to help children feel relaxed and responsive. The activities require...

  • 101 Things to Do on the Street: Games and Resources for Detached, Outreach and Street-Based Youth Work 2ed

    101 Things to Do on the Street: Games and Resources for Detached, Outreach and Street-Based Youth Work 2ed

    by Vanessa Rogers

    101 Things to Do on the Street is packed with creative and innovative ideas for street games and activities to help young people aged 11--19 explore personal, social and emotional issues. Specifically designed so that few resources or props are needed, the activities included are all practical, easy to follow, and above all, fun. As well as helping young people get to know each other, they explore issues such as offending behaviour, gender stereotypes, values, trust and street safety. They also aim to improve skills such as teamwork, communication, compromise...

  • 50 More Ways To Use Your Noodle

    50 More Ways To Use Your Noodle

    by Chris Cavert & Sam Sykes

    Here we go again! Teachers, facilitators, team leaders or parents - this practical book will provide you with range of games to keep your group engaged and energized! 50 More Ways to Use Your Noodle is a great addition to your tool kit because: 50 + 5 bonus games and activities: 43 on dry land, 12 on water. Great for team building and social events You can use your noodles all year long. Many original activities People (kids and adults) love noodles. Explains how to cut your own noodles. Instructions are easy...

  • A Little Book About Me and My Dad

    A Little Book About Me and My Dad

    by Jedda Robaard

    This is a book to fill in and share with your dad. Write, draw and store your favourite memories of you and your dad in this beautiful picture book. It is a celebration of the special relationship between dads and their children. Store photographs, postcards and other special memorabilia in the pouch at the back of the book and write down favourite memories or shared experiences. Draw pictures in the provided spaces to tell your dad just how special he is. Features a gorgeous cloth spine, and a...

  • A Little Book About Me and My Grandma

    A Little Book About Me and My Grandma

    by Jedda Robaard

    This is a book to fill in and share with your grandma. Write, draw and store your favourite memories of you and your grandma in this beautiful picture book. It is a celebration of the special relationship between grandmothers and grandchildren. Store photographs, postcards and other special memorabilia in the pouch at the back of the book. Write down some favourite memories or shared experience. *Author Bio:* *Jedda Robaard *is a Melbourne-based illustrator and graphic designer. Jedda is the director of a successful art school for children, and continues to...

  • A Little Book About Me and My Grandpa

    A Little Book About Me and My Grandpa

    by Jedda Robaard

    This is a book to fill in and share with your grandpa. Write, draw and store your favourite memories of you and your grandpa in this beautiful picture book. Store photographs, postcards and other special memorabilia in the pouch at the back of the book. Features a gorgeous cloth spine and a removable card and envelope with the delightful artwork of Jedda Robaard. *Author Bio:* *Jedda Robaard *is a Melbourne-based illustrator and graphic designer. Jedda is the director of a successful art school for children, and continues to use her...

  • A Little Book About Me and My Pet

    A Little Book About Me and My Pet

    by Jedda Robaard

    Publish date: May 2014 This is a book about me and my pet. My pet is an important part of my family – here are all the reasons why! Use the photo frame provided to display your favourite photo of you and your special pet. Record all your pet’s antics in this beautifully illustrated record book. From your pets favourite food, to your favourite games to play together, this book is a unique record of you and your furry or feathered friend. *Author Bio:* *Jedda Robaard *is a Melbourne-based illustrator...

  • A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma: Creative Techniques and Activities

    A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma: Creative Techniques and Activities

    by Karen Treisman

    Like a treasure chest, this resource overflows with valuable resources - information, ideas and techniques to inspire and support those working with children who have experienced relational and developmental trauma. Drawing on a range of therapeutic models including systemic, psychodynamic, trauma, sensory, neurobiological, neurocognitive, attachment, cognitive behavioural, and creative ideas, Dr Karen Treisman explains how we understand trauma and its impact on children, teens and their families. She details how it can be seen in symptoms such as nightmares, sleeping difficulties, emotional dysregulation, rage, and outbursts. Theory and strategies are accompanied by...

  • Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities: Having Fun, Meeting Needs

    Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities: Having Fun, Meeting Needs

    by Helen Sonnet and Ann Taylor

    This valuable resource for people working with adults with learning disabilities provides over 60 sessions of fun and engaging activities that aim to entertain and stimulate the minds of people with learning disabilities. The sessions are divided into different types of activity including cookery, arts and crafts, drama and dance, and outside events. A comprehensive collection of varied and enjoyable activities, this practical book also contains useful tips to ensure that sessions run smoothly. All the activities are tried and tested by experienced practitioners and include a key advising the...

  • Activities for Older People in Care Homes: A Handbook for Successful Activity Planning

    Activities for Older People in Care Homes: A Handbook for Successful Activity Planning

    by Sarah Crockett

    When tasked with providing activities for older people in care homes, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What constitutes an activity? How can you make sure activities are as positive and person-centred as possible? What can you actually do? Written by an experienced activity coordinator, this handbook is an indispensable companion for others in this role. The author provides useful background information on dementia, the importance of activities and how to get to know residents through life story work. She addresses important practical considerations such as how...

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