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Title of the resource
A Mindfulness Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Who am I?
Teacher, Parent, Care giver
Type of the resource
Mainstream publication
Languages available
English
Country of implementation
USA
Type of access
Payment needed
Main description
This book presents emerging research on the effectiveness of mindfulness methods in reducing behavior problems associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children. The volume synthesizes current research and theories on the therapeutic uses of mindfulness, specifically for people living with developmental disabilities. In addition, it examines a promising new study in which mothers of children with ASD learn mindfulness techniques for their own use and are then trained to teach the methods to their children. The book concludes with a report of poststudy findings and a discussion of practical and methodological issues regarding mindfulness interventions for ASD. Featured topics include:
  • A genealogy of mindfulness, from original Buddhist texts to modern health applications.
  • Implications for further research and advancement.
  • Appendices of basic mindfulness exercises and activities.
Resource
Type of setting
Mainstream school, Home environment
Type of challenge addressed
Anxiety, Frustration, Communication, Sensory needs, Concentration, Challenging behaviour, Hyperactivity, Prerumble and Meltdown moments

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