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Yoga Therapy For Children With Autism And Special Needs

Author : Louise Goldberg
ISBN : 9780393708936
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 32. 70 MB
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A how-to manual for yoga with kids in classrooms and therapeutic settings. If you are a parent of a child with special needs or a professional who works with one, you know how challenging it can be for them to sit still, to cope with change, to focus on self-soothing strategies, and to interact successfully with others. For these kids, yoga therapy can provide crucial support. Behavior and focus, strength, flexibility, balance, and self-regulation are all improved through yoga, making it an ideal practice for children on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, sensory processing and emotional/behavioral disorders, and other exceptionalities. For use in school, at home, or in therapeutic settings, Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs is a how-to manual that meets children where they are, providing a yoga therapy "lesson plan" that will engage them; promote play, social interaction, speech, language, and motor development; and enhance their self-esteem. It teaches an array of CreativeRelaxation techniques using posture, breathing, and mindfulness designed specifically for children with autism and special needs. Drawing on her 30 years of yoga therapy experience with children and those who work with them, the author walks readers through yoga strategies that both calm and energize, emphasizing sensory and bodily awareness and the "sacred space" that is so important for these children. Learn the best ways to use your voice and body effectively when working with children; how to minimize distractions and ease transitions; and how to create personalized yoga breaks to enhance independence and avert meltdowns. Featuring 60 illustrated poses, 89 photos, and 65 lessons, songs, and games, child-friendly instructions are provided for posture, breathing, and mindfulness exercises. All poses and routines include suggested adaptations and precautions for use, and are organized to address specific sensory skills. Current research on the benefits of yoga for health and learning is summarized, and readers learn how, through yoga practice, the brain’s response to stress can be effectively mitigated. With this book, parents, therapists, and educators alike have the tools to successfully develop a therapeutic yoga program for the very children who can benefit most from it.

Asanas For Autism And Special Needs

Author : Shawnee Thornton Hardy
ISBN : 9781784500597
Genre : Education
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Teaching yoga to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs is easy using this visual how-to handbook. Breaking down yoga instruction pose by pose, body part by body part, breath by breath, this book uses easy-to-understand language and clear photographs to show parents, teachers, yoga instructors, and other professionals how to introduce the life-long benefits of yoga to a child with special needs. These benefits include gaining greater awareness and understanding of the body, learning to self-regulate the nervous system, and developing coping skills to work through difficult emotions such as anger and anxiety. Creative yoga games, activities, relaxation exercises, and chair yoga poses are included to make learning yoga a fun, interactive, and calming experience for children with a wide range of abilities.

Yoga Therapy For Every Special Child

Author : Nancy Williams
ISBN : 0857010271
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 45. 89 MB
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Yoga therapy is gaining rapid recognition as a form of treatment that can improve the physical and mental wellbeing of children with a variety of complex needs. This book contains a specially-designed yoga program for use with children of all abilities, and provides both parents and professionals with the knowledge they need to carry out the therapy themselves. The program consists of a series of postures, each of which is explained and accompanied by an illustration. The postures are designed to help children understand and use their bodies, and work towards positive changes such as realigning the spine, encouraging eye-contact, and promoting calm and steady breathing. Consideration is given to creating the right setting for carrying out the therapy, assessing an individual child's particular needs, and making the sessions fun using games and props. Sections on yoga therapy for specific conditions such as autistic spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy are included, and the book concludes with child and parent reports on how the program has worked for them, and a list of useful contacts and resources. This practical book is a must for parents, teachers, therapists and other professionals, and anybody else who wants to help a child to develop through enjoyable and therapeutic yoga sessions.

Classroom Yoga Breaks Brief Exercises To Create Calm

Author : Louise Goldberg
ISBN : 9780393710960
Genre : Education
File Size : 23. 19 MB
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Easy and brief ways to incorporate yoga techniques in the classroom. Stress is everywhere in kids’ lives and impacts their well-being at home and school. Exercise is known to reduce stress, yet students have never been more sedentary. And teachers have little time to add yet something else into the school day. Enter Louise Goldberg and Classroom Yoga Breaks. In this essential book, readers will find a comprehensive guide to incorporating short yoga breaks into their classrooms. Teachers will learn how to promote movement, learning readiness, attention skills, cooperative community, and self-regulation—all in just a few minutes a day. Goldberg’s evidence-based principles of “Creative Relaxation”—creating a peaceful environment where students feel safe, engaged, successful, and independent, promoting empathy and mutual respect—lead the way toward successful use of yoga in the classroom. The book includes a step-by-step curriculum for integrating yoga breaks into the classroom and over 200 illustrated exercises—enough to incorporate one every day of the school year. Twelve units are arranged by theme, with lessons consisting of one- to five-minute exercises, that can be done from the seat or standing. Each unit includes topics for discussion or writing, movement, breathing exercises, focusing activities, relaxation techniques, mindful practices, and self-calming skills. Yoga is a complement to social and emotional learning, mindfulness training, and physical education. It can help address bullying behaviors, students with autism and special needs, and promote overall resilience and executive function. With this book in hand, readers can integrate these fun, relaxing, and healthy breaks into the daily lives of their students and themselves.

Superbrain Yoga

Author : Choa Kok Sui
ISBN : 3939546046
Genre :
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Sensory Yoga For Kids

Author : Britt Collins
ISBN : 1935567489
Genre : Education
File Size : 21. 43 MB
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This book shows how to use yoga to bring calm and focus (and exercise!) to kids with special needs. Childhood is a time filled with new motor challenges and hurdles; and this is doubly true for kids with autism and other special needs. The motor challenges kids face require strength, coordination, and the ability to focus and attend. Yoga can help kids with these challenges as it can strengthen their bodies while calming. This book demonstrates how to get kids started with the discipline that so many of us use in our daily lives. Occupational therapist Britt Collins tells how to use yoga to support special needs, increasing body awareness and fine tune coordination skills.

Wie Kleine Kinder Schlau Werden

Author : John Caldwell Holt
ISBN : 3407228554
Genre :
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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.

Yoga For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author : Dion Betts
ISBN : 1846424984
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 48. 30 MB
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Having successfully used yoga to combat the stress of their own busy lives, Dion and Stacey Betts discovered its potential for their son Joshua, who has Asperger Syndrome. This fully-illustrated book combines the authors' professional expertise with their experience of parenting, offering a range of gentle and fun yoga positions and breathing techniques that are effective in dealing with the increased levels of anxiety, disorientation and tactile sensitivity often found in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The authors give step-by-step descriptions of warming-up, strengthening, calming, and tension-releasing exercises that are suitable for reducing coping mechanisms, such as hand-flapping, and increasing muscle tone, muscle strength and body awareness. They also offer a range of short and long sequences that can be tailored to fit the needs of the individual child. Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is ideal for parents and caregivers who want to use simple yoga techniques to help children with ASDs overcome some of the symptoms of the disorder.

Happy To Be Me

Author : Madeleine Rose
ISBN : 9781489711991
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 81. 46 MB
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Happy to Be Me is a playful and interactive storybook. It leads children and adults through a healthy yoga practice that is accessible to all abilities, including children with autism and other special needs. The book includes yoga instructions and tips for parents and teachers to feel confident bringing Happy to Be Me into their homes and classrooms. The yoga practice in Happy to Be Me brings balance, peace, and well-being into the lives of children of all abilities around the world. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to children with special needs in India, the source of inspiration for the book. Transform with Happy to Be Me today!

Yoga F R Kinder

Author : Thomas Bannenberg
ISBN : 9783833845192
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 29. 22 MB
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Yoga lernen mit Kindern: Mit Yoga für Kinder klappt das spielend. Auf einen durchorganisierten Alltag, Bewegungsmangel sowie die wachsende Reizüberflutung reagieren viele Kinder, indem sie zappelig, unkonzentriert oder aggressiv werden. In diesem GU-Ratgeber können Sie sich je nach Grundtyp Ihres Kindes beziehungsweise je nach der aktuellen Situation die passende Yoga-Übungsabfolge aussuchen. So finden sich beispielsweise Programme zum Auspowern, zum Entspannen, um Ängste zu überwinden oder Lernblockaden zu lösen. Auch wenn Sie selbst kein oder kaum Yoga können: Mit dem Übungsprogramm kann Ihr Kind von 5-10 spielerisch und mit viel Spaß Yoga lernen - so fördern Sie ganz nebenbei auch Ausgeglichenheit, Kreativität, Konzentration und Selbstbewusstsein.

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