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Summer Holiday activites for younger children with Autism and other learning difficulties (Day 4).

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We want to highlight activities that you can do without having to spend any (or that much) money in order to have fun. This game is a perfect example of ‘no-money fun’ that you can have just using everyday household items and a little bit of imagination. MONKEY TOES Primary learning focus Balance, motor planning,

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Summer Holiday activites for younger children with Autism and other learning difficulties (Day 3).

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For day 3 we turn to those little coloured bricks that are an endless source of fascination for a lot of children on the spectrum. LEGO MY CREATION This one is for parents with two children of a similar age range and here communication is the key. Here’s what you will need Two small containers each holding

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Special Educational Needs and Pastoral Education Autumn 2014

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Browse our latest collection of titles in special educational needs and pastoral education. For more information on any of the books inside, simply click the title or cover image to view the full book page.

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Summer Holiday activites for younger children with Autism and other learning difficulties (Day 2).

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For day two in our list of summer holiday activities grab some chalk, go outside and have some fun :-)   Pavement Chalking Aim To practice and improve early literacy skills What you will need Chalk (variety of colours) Draw a circle on the floor and practice taking turns jumping into it. Pavement chalking provides lots of opportunities for practising

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Summer Holiday activites for younger children with Autism and other learning difficulties (Day 1).

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We realise the importance of keeping children occupied over the summer holidays and with that in mind will be featuring a different activity that you can do with your kids every day this week. These will be interesting, low-cost activities for parents with younger children – first up today is a drawing exercise that can involve the whole family (including the family pet).

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Reconnecting, establishing safety, empowerment with humour – extract from ‘Unpack my Heart with Words’ By Marion Baraitser

Posted on August 11th, 2014 in Arts therapies, Attachment, Healing Arts
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In this extract, Marion Baraitser provides activities for both younger and older children in order to explore their feelings of safety and the importance of humour. ‘Reading and expressive writing with traumatised children, young refugees and asylum seekers – Unpack my heart with words’ is available now from the JKP website.  Young adults’ group Reconnecting,

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JKP Authors at National Autism Conference in Indianapolis

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Judith Canty Graves and Carson Graves, authors of Parents Have The Power To Make Special Education Work: An Insider Guide, share their experience at the 2014 45th National Autism Conference in Indianapolis, IN, USA (July 23-26, 2014). “The National Autism Conference in Indianapolis was an exciting event for us. We were pleased to have our

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Scavenger hunts & outdoor art – extract from How to get kids offline, outdoors and connecting with nature

Posted on August 5th, 2014 in Parenting
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The following extract is from How to get kids offline, outdoors and connecting with nature by Bonnie Thomas. In this extract, you can discover how to keep your child entertained through scavenger hunts in open spaces, nature journals, and Plein Air Art. Read the extract… How to get kids offline, outdoors and connecting with nature

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What every parent and professional needs to know

The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law by Tony Attwood, Isabelle Hénault and Nick Dubin. This ground-breaking book explores issues that can arise surrounding the autism spectrum (ASD), sexuality and the law. From the book, Larry Dubin— “I know the love and dedication that is required of parents raising a child on the autism spectrum.

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Music Therapy Catalogue 2014

Posted on July 25th, 2014 in Arts therapies, JKP news
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Browse our latest collection of titles in Music Therapy. For more information on any of the books inside, simply click the title or cover image to view the full book page.  

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