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Description - Forest School and Autism by Michael James

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781785922916
ISBN-10: 1785922912
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 159mm x 12mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 19-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael James

Michael James runs his own Forest School in Somerset. He has 15+ years' experience working as a support worker for people with autism and is a member of the Forest School Association. http://www.forestschoolassociation.org/

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