Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Loretta Gallo-Lopez,Lawrence C. Rubin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136813195

Category: Psychology

Page: 397

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Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders explores the most recognized, researched, and practical methods for using play therapy with the increasing number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), and shows clincians how to integrate these methods into their practices. Using a diverse array of play-based approaches, the book brings together the voices of researchers and practicing clinicians who are successfully utilizing play and play-based interventions with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. It also examines the neurobiological underpinnings of play in children on the autism spectrum and the overall effect of play on neuro-typical and neuro-atypical development. Finally, through careful integration of theory with real-world clinical case application, each chapter also shows clinicians how to incorporate a particular treatment approach and make it a viable and effective part of their work with this challenging clinical population.
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Drama and Education

Performance Methodologies for Teaching and Learning

Author: Manon van de Water,Mary McAvoy,Kristin Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317628926

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Drama and Education provides a practical, comprehensive guide to drama as a tool for teaching and learning. It is among the first practical drama and performance textbooks that address brain-based, neuroscientific research, making the argument that creativity is necessary in our lives, that embodied learning is natural and essential, and that contextual learning helps us find our place in society in relationship to other peoples and cultures. As well as a historical and theoretical overview of the field, it provides rationale and techniques for several specific methodologies: linear drama, process-oriented drama, drama for social justice, and performance art. Each approach is supplemented with sample lesson plans, activities, ideas for differentiation, and extensive bibliographies. The topics are discussed from five key angles: • Historical and theoretical foundations • Curricular applications • Practical toolkits for a range of classrooms and learning environments • Different strategies for lesson plans • Extension options for longer workshops. Alongside these core methods, the integration of other innovative forms—from performance art to Theatre of the Oppressed—into drama-based learning is explored, as well as the pragmatic concerns such as assessment, planning, and advocacy for arts learning and arts education partnerships. Drama and Education is the comprehensive textbook for teachers and students on Applied Theatre and Theatre and Education courses.
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Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism

Fully Updated Edition

Author: Tony Lyons,Ken Siri

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616085088

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 661

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Collects the latest information on autism research, therapies, evaluations, and treatment centers.
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Barrier-free Theatre

Including Everyone in Theatre Arts-in Schools, Recreation, and Arts Programs-regardless of (dis)ability

Author: Sally Bailey

Publisher: Idyll Arbor

ISBN: 9781882883783

Category: Education

Page: 501

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Barrier-Free Theatre is a nuts-and-bolts, hands-on, comprehensive guide for making drama accessible to children and adults with disabilities. Why drama? Drama can “level the playing field” and empower participants of all ages. Dramatic interaction creates relationships that last long after a performance is over. Written for drama teachers, recreation leaders, special educators, therapists, and other group leaders, this book explains in simple, non-technical language how to make accommodations for successful participation in creative drama, improvisation, puppetry, rehearsals for traditional plays, and development of new plays geared to participants' strengths. Actors will gain self-confidence, improve their communication skills, find new ways to express themselves, and work more effectively and creatively with others. Ways to use drama as a tool to teach traditional classroom subjects, such as science, social studies, and language arts, are highlighted, as well as using it for instruction in social interaction and other vital life skills. Chapter 12 focuses on inclusion issues with typically developing peers in aesthetic and recreational settings.
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