Forest School and Autism: A Practical Guide (Paperback)Michael James (author)
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Forest School's innovative outdoor approach offers specific benefits to learners with autism, including increased social skills, raised self-esteem and improved sensory function. This guide raises autism awareness amongst practitioners by providing practical and easy-to-follow advice for adapting Forest School activities for those with autism.
For those coming from a mainstream Forest School background, the author offers an introduction to autism and shows what Forest School can offer people with autism - both children and adults - with first-person accounts that highlight its success with this group. The guide gives advice on the social and sensory benefits, offers practical advice on safety and on how to set up a Forest School and finally presents specific activities to be incorporated into practitioners' routines.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 216 x 159 x 12 mm
This is an important book that fills an existing gap between forest school practitioners and autistic people and those who support them. James draw on his vast personal experience to connect these two communities in a brilliantly honest, practical and person-centred way -- Alison Oldfield, Senior teaching associate, University of Bristol
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