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Creative Therapy for Children with Autism, ADD, and Asperger's : Using Artistic Creativity to Reach, Teach, and Touch Our Children
Over thirty years ago, Janet Tubbs began using art, music, and movement to reach children with low self-esteem and behavioral problems. Believing that unconventional children required unconventional therapies, she then applied her program to children with autism, ADD/ADHD, and Asperger’s syndrome. Her innovative methods not only worked, but actually defied the experts. In this book, Tubbs has put together a powerful tool to help parents, therapists, and teachers work with their children.
Part One of Creative Therapy begins with the author’s approach to balancing a child’s body, mind, and spirit through proven techniques. Part Two provides a wide variety of exercises and activities that are designed to reduce hyperactivity, increase focus, decrease anger, develop fine motor skills, or improve social and verbal skills while helping children relate to their environment without fear or discomfort.
Janet Tubbs began working with special needs children in 1977, and developed a unique approach to reaching children who had low self-esteem and behavioral problems. In 1984, Janet expanded her program to include children with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and ADD/ADHD. In the same year, she
established the Children’s Resource Center, a nonprofit organization for children with special needs. Janet has helped thousands of children and trained hundreds of teachers and parents throughout North America.read more
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