Designing and Adapting Assessment Tools for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Author: Stephen Snow
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
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.
Including Everyone in Theatre Arts-in Schools, Recreation, and Arts Programs-regardless of (dis)ability
Author: Sally Bailey
Publisher: Idyll Arbor
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.
Step-by-Step Lesson Plans for Teaching through Dramatic Play
Author: Jessica Perich Carleton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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.
Drama for People with Learning Disabilities
Author: Ian McCurrach,Barbara Darnley
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
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.
All Their World's a Stage!
Author: Amelia Davies
Publisher: Future Horizons
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.
A Theatrical Approach to Teaching Social Understanding to Kids and Teens with Asperger Syndrome
Author: Cindy B. Schneider
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Collects the latest information on autism research, therapies, evaluations, and treatment centers.
Author: Ken Siri,Tony Lyons
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Category: Family & Relationships
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.
Author: Loretta Gallo-Lopez,Lawrence C. Rubin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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.
Performance Methodologies for Teaching and Learning
Author: Manon van de Water,Mary McAvoy,Kristin Hunt
Category: Performing Arts
Category: Learning disabilities
The former director of the American Association of School Administrators outlines a coherent countervision for turning schools back into places that nurture children.
Making Our Schools Worthy of Our Children
Author: Paul D. Houston
Publisher: Corwin Press
This set is an unprecedented presentation of the experience, perception, and treatment of people with physical and psychological disabilities in nations around the globe.
Author: Catherine A. Marshall
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Book for parents, teachers, childcare workers and day care providers about reducing the risk of sexual abuse of preschool children, with and without disabilities.
Protecting Our Children from Sexual Abuse
Author: Orieda Horn Anderson,Shirley Paceley
Category: Child sexual abuse
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)
Tools To Enhance Your Child's Success in Learning
Author: Lorraine O. Moore
Category: Children with disabilities
Author: Rose Arny
Category: American literature
Besides being a football coach at his Michigan High School, Mike Kersjes taught special education classes, dealing with children whose disabilities included Tourette syndrome, Downs Syndrome, dyslexia, eating disorders and a variety of emotional problems. One autumn Kersjes got the outlandish idea that his students would benefit from going to Space Camp, where, in conjunction with NASA, high school students compete in a variety of activities similar to those experienced by astronauts in training for space shuttle missions. There was only one problem: this program had been specifically designed for gifted and talented students, the best and the brightest from America's most privileged high schools. Kersjes believed that, given a chance, his kids could do as well as anybody, and with remarkable persistence broke down one barrier after another, from his own principal's office to the inner sanctum of NASA, until Space Camp opened its doors, on an experimental basis, to special ed students. After nine months of rigorous preparation, during which the class molded itself into a working team, they arrived at Space Camp, where they turned in a performance so startling, so surprising, that it will leave the reader breathless. A truly triumphant story of the power of the human spirit.
A Special Education Teacher, His Class, and Their Inspiring Journey Through U.S. Space Camp
Author: Mike Kersjes
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography