Yoon-Suk Hwang, Patrick Kearney's A Mindfulness Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum PDF

By Yoon-Suk Hwang, Patrick Kearney

ISBN-10: 3319189611

ISBN-13: 9783319189611

ISBN-10: 331918962X

ISBN-13: 9783319189628

This booklet provides rising study at the effectiveness of mindfulness tools in lowering habit difficulties linked to autism spectrum issues (ASD) in youngsters. the amount synthesizes present examine and theories at the healing makes use of of mindfulness, particularly for individuals dwelling with developmental disabilities. furthermore, it examines a promising new research within which moms of youngsters with ASD research mindfulness strategies for his or her personal use and are then informed to coach the the way to their youngsters. The ebook concludes with a file of poststudy findings and a dialogue of sensible and methodological matters concerning mindfulness interventions for ASD.

Featured themes include:

  • A family tree of mindfulness, from unique Buddhist texts to trendy healthiness applications.
  • Implications for extra study and advancement.
  • Appendices of easy mindfulness workouts and activities.

A Mindfulness Intervention for kids with Autism Spectrum problems is a concise source for researchers, clinicians and different scientist-practitioners, and graduate scholars in developmental psychology, social paintings, schooling, and similar disciplines.

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G. anger), and it also involves the technique of deliberately shifting attention from a disturbing mental state such as anger to a neutral object such as soles of the feet. , 2011e). , 2011a, 2013b, 2014a), Meditation on SoF was supported by concentration meditation. Practitioners with ID who were heavy smokers conducted regular concentration practice prior to learning Meditation on SoF. Concentration meditation involves maintaining a sustained attention on objects of awareness to induce calmness of mind, and traditionally it is often practised alongside mindfulness meditation (Bodhi, 1994; Pandita, 1993).

These elevated stress levels have the potential to induce family crises (Weiss & Lunsky, 2011). Care providers of individuals with DD also tend to suffer stress and burnout, adversely affecting their relationships with those for whom they are caring (Hastings, 2002), which in turn increases the likelihood for challenging behaviour from their care recipients (Hastings, 2005; McGrath, 2013) . Research into families living with individuals with DD indicates that the relationships between children with problem behaviour and parents undergoing stress are transactional in nature (Neece, Green, & Baker, 2012), as are the relationships between individuals with DD and their professional carers (Hastings & Brown, 2002).

Mothers continued to practise formal and daily mindfulness activities over 52 weeks and maintained a record of their child’s problem behaviour. The outcomes were positive. Over the training and practice periods, the three children demonstrated gradual but significant same as that of the parent mindfulness training studies reductions in aggressive behaviours, noncompliance and self-injury. Mothers also benefited directly from their mindfulness training, through increased levels of satisfaction in their interactions with their children and with their parenting.

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