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Angela Hanscom founded ‘Timbernook’ a children’s nature summer program that intricately weaves the therapeutic aspects of nature with her unique understanding of child development to create an invaluable outdoor program that supports every aspect of the growing child.
Most nature programs set their focus on getting children outdoors and teaching them about environment and sustainability. TimberNook, does a little of this, but is certainly not an ordinary nature camp. TimberNook’s main focus is on how the natural environment enriches, even supports the developing child.
Every TimberNook setting and activity is broken down into pieces, carefully analyzed for its therapeutic value, and chosen to support the whole child. Our curriculum encourages complex social interactions, problem solving, fine motor skills, balance and overall strength, independent thought, tactile (touch) processing, proprioceptive (joint/muscle awareness) processing, multi-level learning, motor planning, and creativity.
Neuroscientists and psychologists report findings of brain scan research studies that indicate an essential link between handwriting and learning, thus putting into question the trend to replace handwriting with keyboarding.
Topically organized list of childrens books for use in Learn to Move Educational Series–Great resource for Back to School!
A brief overview of Jenny’s seminar including an introduction to sensory system dysfunction and how this impacts success in childhood occupations (such as sleeping, eating, hygiene, and playing) in children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD). Current research provides the underpinning of evidence based practice. Practical accommodations are reviewed at the seminar.
A new tool developed by researchers in the Autism Research Centre may enable researchers to quantitatively assess sensory symptoms in autism spectrum conditions. Published in the journal Molecular Autism, the Sensory Perception Quotient (SPQ) is measured using a self-report questionnaire.