Using playful practice to communicate with special children / Margaret Corke.
By: Corke, Margaret.
Contributor(s): National Association for Special Educational Needs (Great Britain).Abingdon : Routledge, 2012Description: 128 pages ; 25 cm illustrations.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780415687676.Subject(s): AUTISM | SEVERE PROFOUND AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES | INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY | LEARNING DISABILITY | CHILDREN | PLAY THERAPY | PLAYFULNESS
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"A David Fulton book."
Published in association with Nasen.
PART 1: Playfulness: theory and practice. - 1. Introduction. - 2. Context for learning, knowing, acknowledging and delivering where the child is. - 3. Theory and definition. - 4. Steps to playfulness: practitioner/process. - 5. The tools of playful practice. - 6. Special considerations. - PART 2: Creative interactive activities. - 7. Practitioner's starting point. - 8. Interactive music. - 9. Interactive musical movement. - 10. Finger dance. - 11. Story and drama. - 12. Artwork. - 13. Reflective circle. - 14. Final thoughts.
"Playfulness is important; it creates an alternative space where emotional, cognitive and social dimensions can be explored and tested. This highly practical book explores the endless possibilities of using playful, creative and interactive activities to meaningfully engage with children with multiple learning difficulties or autistic spectrum disorders. The author presents playfulness as ‘an experimental frame of mind’, and encourages practitioners to play with roles, ideas, words, concepts and objects in order to enhance relationships and interventions. By providing accessible steps to playfulness, this text explores some of the contemporary issues surrounding the education of children with severe learning needs, in particular the use of ‘intensive interaction’. This text considers different areas of creative interactive work for practitioners to draw inspiration from, including: Music, Interactive Musical Movement, Finger Dance,
Story and Drama, Artwork, Reflective Circle." - BOOK JACKET