Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents and Caregivers [NOOK Book]

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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...
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Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents and Caregivers

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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

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As the parents of a child with Asperger syndrome, special education administrator Dion E. Betts (coauthor, Homespun Remedies: Strategies in the Home and Community for Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Disorders) and yoga practitioner Stacey W. Betts are sensitive to the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Here they explain how yoga can be beneficial to such children through a series of illustrated, easy-to-follow yoga poses and breathing techniques. They introduce warm-up, strengthening, tension-releasing, and calming poses; two short sequences for lighter days; and four breathing techniques. Photos present two levels of a pose, and imagery is employed metaphorically as well, to help the child better understand a pose (e.g., one must be strong in the bridge pose to hold up the cars and trucks that roll over a bridge). This book, which can be used by parents wanting to introduce their children to yoga, shows how stress and anxiety can be lessened in both parties through patience and hands-on interaction. Recommended for all libraries.-Dede Fellrath-Archer, Naples, FL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846424984
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 1,067,666
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Dion E. Betts is a special education administrator, adjunct professor, writer, and presenter. His main interest is investigating the experiences of individuals with disabilities and finding ways to help them have satisfactory home, community, and school experiences. He is also co-author of Homespun Remedies: Strategies in the Home and Community for Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Disorders, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Stacey W. Betts has been a yoga practitioner for ten years. She is currently on leave from the practice of law and is a homemaker. As an attorney, Stacey assisted families with children with disabilities and women with domestic relations issues. Stacey and Dion live in Lancaster, PA with their five children, one of whom has Asperger Syndrome.
Dion E. Betts, Ed.D., is Superintendent of Schools, Boyertown Area School District, USA.
Stacey W. Betts is an attorney and assists families with children with disabilities. Dion E. Betts, Ed.D., is Assistant to the Superintendent for Instructional Support at South Western School District in Hanover, PA. Dion and Stacey are the authors of Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Dion is co-author of Homespun Remedies: Strategies in the Home and Community for Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Disorders, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Stacey and Dion live in Lancaster, PA with their five children, one of whom has AS.
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Table of Contents

Preface. A note on this book. Foreword by Louise Goldberg, Registered Yoga Teacher. Foreword by Joshua S. Betts. Introduction. 1: How to Use This Guide. Sequence of yoga poses. Modifications of poses and sessions. Demonstrate poses to your child. Ensure that your child is comfortable. A note on breathing. Motivating children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to practice yoga. 2: The Yoga Sequence for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Warm-up Poses. Sitting Pose. Cat Pose. Shoulder Opener Pose. Neck Rolls. Mountain Pose. Spinal Rolls. Chair Pose. Strengthening Poses. Triangle Pose. Side Angle Pose. Downward Dog Pose. Warrior I Pose. Warrior II Pose. Standing Forward Bend Pose (A and B). Tree Pose. Release of Tension Poses. Sphinx Pose. Boat Pose. Bridge Pose. Calming Poses. Sitting Forward Bend Pose. Spread Leg Forward Bend Pose. Head-to-Knee Pose. Butterfly Pose. Reclining Butterfly Pose. Seated Spinal Twist Pose. Easy Spinal Twist Pose. Child's Pose. Corpse Pose. 3: Yogic Breathing. Ujjayi Breathing. Skull Shining Breath. Curled Tongue Breath. Lion Breath. Alternate Nostril Breathing. 4: Shorter Yoga Sequences. Short sequence 1. Short sequence 2. References.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2006

    Nice book

    I've been looking for ways of helping my grandson without the use of medication. The book is easy to use. I don't know much about yoga, but the pictures and explanations guide you through simple poses and breathing exercises. I like the book and my grandson likes to do the poses.

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