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Assessment in the Creative Arts Therapies

Designing and Adapting Assessment Tools for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Author: Stephen Snow

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 039808565X

Category: Psychology

Page: 313

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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.

Special Talents, Special Needs

Drama for People with Learning Disabilities

Author: Ian McCurrach,Barbara Darnley

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853025617

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 186

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This is a handbook for teachers and facilitators working with people with learning disabilities who are interested in creative expression through drama. Based on their considerable experience working with the Strathcona Theatre Company, Ian McCurrach and Barbara Darnley have created a step-by-step guide to running a drama group.

A Reflective Practitioner’s Guide to (mis)Adventures in Drama Education – or – What Was I Thinking?

Author: Peter Duffy

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783204737

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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This collection of essays from many of the world’s leading drama education practitioners captures the challenges and struggles of teaching and learning through drama with honesty, humour, and vulnerability. Each essay investigates one particular mistake, or series of mistakes, and interrogates how these (mis)adventures changed the author’s future practice and thinking about learning and teaching through drama. Modelled on reflective practice, this book will be an essential, everyday guide to the challenges of drama education.

Story Drama in the Special Needs Classroom

Step-by-Step Lesson Plans for Teaching through Dramatic Play

Author: Jessica Perich Carleton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004697

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Introducing drama to the learning experience is guaranteed to enrich a child's development, and is an especially effective approach for children with special educational needs, including those with autism spectrum disorders. This practical handbook offers teachers an array of simple and easy-to-implement theatrical techniques that will enhance students' learning and encourage artistic expression. The author demonstrates how dramatic play doesn't have to be restricted to drama lessons and can be applied to a diverse range of school subjects and recreational settings. 'The Little Red Hen', for example, covers themes that are relevant to literacy (rhyming and rhythm), maths (counting seeds), science (discussing farming), and art lessons (designing costumes). Step-by-step lesson plans take teachers through every aspect of running fun and engaging story dramas, including warm ups, movement, songs and props. Handy tips throughout suggest ideas for developing the plays further and ways to adapt them according to the needs of the group. This book will be an essential and comprehensive guide for anyone interested in drama as an educational tool in inclusive or special needs settings.

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.

Teaching Asperger's Students Social Skills Through Acting

All Their World's a Stage!

Author: Amelia Davies

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781932565119

Category: Education

Page: 191

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To teach "the fine art of fitting in," Amelia Davies instructs anyone who has a sense of humor and the desire to give their kids "a healthy dose of self-esteem" how to utilize the dramatic arts to build social skills. She provides exercises, practical advice, scripts - just about anything that allows for the creation of a "wild and wacky theater games" group, which passes muster as an educational social skills class as well.

Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism

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.

Acting Antics

A Theatrical Approach to Teaching Social Understanding to Kids and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

Author: Cindy B. Schneider

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843108453

Category: Psychology

Page: 189

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This fun program provides a set of tools for developing social understanding in children with Asperger Syndrome through drama. It contains a wide repertoire of activities and ideas for use at home, in the classroom, in therapy workshops or social groups, ranging from initial warm up techniques, to larger group scenes and staging a show.

Learning Disabilities

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Category: Learning disabilities

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High Performance

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Category: Art

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Disabilities: Responses : practice, legal, and political frameworks

Author: Catherine A. Marshall

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780313346101

Category: Disabilities

Page: 339

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This set is an unprecedented presentation of the experience, perception, and treatment of people with physical and psychological disabilities in nations around the globe.


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Category: Education

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Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation

Author: N.A

Publisher: Venture Pub

ISBN: 9781892132130

Category: Medical

Page: 498

View: 6094

This book contains 18 chapters, each of which is devoted to presenting a specific facilitation technique.Each chapter provides definitions of terms relevant to the facilitation technique. During the development of this book, it became obvious to the author that much confusion associated with the facilitation techniques was a direct result of the lack of clarity of terms used to describe the technique and associated procedures. The specific facilitation technique is then described as well as important considerations when implementing such a technique.Conclusions are provided in each chapter to summarize and synthesize the major ideas presented and discussion questions are provided. Finally, a list of resources and references is contained in each chapter so that readers can pursue additional resources.Written to be a resource for therapeutic recreation professionals and students, this book is a must read.

Safe Beginnings

Protecting Our Children from Sexual Abuse

Author: Orieda Horn Anderson,Shirley Paceley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781931568203

Category: Child sexual abuse

Page: 183

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Book for parents, teachers, childcare workers and day care providers about reducing the risk of sexual abuse of preschool children, with and without disabilities.

Inclusion: A Practical Guide for Parents

Tools To Enhance Your Child's Success in Learning

Author: Lorraine O. Moore

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 149

View: 8256

This book offers guidance for parents concerning their children with disabilities who are being educated in inclusive settings. It provides background information about how children learn and the specific difficulties experienced by children with learning problems. It suggests strategies for creating better learning environments at home and at school and for helping with reading, math, and writing skills. The book informs parents on how to measure their child's learning progress through formal ways (standardized tests, report cards) and informal ways (teacher observation, assessment of daily work and projects). Individual chapters cover the topics of: (1) inclusive education as a shared responsibility of home and school; (2) principles of collaboration between home and school; (3) reasons for learning difficulties (including specific difficulties experienced by students with a variety of mental, emotional, and physical impairments); (4) learning about the child as a student; (5) charting the child's progress; (6) creating a home environment for learning; (7) strategies for helping the child with homework; and (8) experiences and insights of parents. Appended are 22 forms for parents to use with their child or educators, a bibliography, a list of resources, and a glossary. (Contains 37 references.) (DB)

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

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Category: American literature

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The Exceptional Parent

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Category: Child rearing

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The Cumulative Book Index

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