Using Playful Practice to Communicate with Special Children - Book
Superb resource exploring the concept of play for engaging children with special needs.
Offers a wealth of tried and tested original activities devised to encourage development of social interaction, cognition, play experimentation and creativity in particular (but not exclusively) for children with complex learning needs including "Finger Dance", "Interactive Musical Movement", "Story and Drama", "Reflective Circle" and "Artwork" etc.
Encourages teachers to include playfulness into the classroom to enhance the learning environment. Presents advice, practical strategies and tips for professionals working in special or mainstream early years and primary settings. It also explores the issues surrounding carrying out interventions with children who have severe learning needs, in particular the use of "intensive interaction". Techniques and strategies are also useful for therapists, carers, creative arts specialists, community workers etc.