Nature has a calming effect on most of us, and many of us seek nature and animals to comfort us when we are in distress or sad. How does this help children who have difficulty in the school environment?
The Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys is hosting a one-day symposium at the Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, Connecticut to share how nature-based settings are valuable in helping children cope with sensory integration issues. Strategic and varied experiences with animals and plants, facilitated by trained specialists, can rapidly develop coping skills and help a child succeed at school, at home, and in the bigger world
- To identify common challenges faced by children who have difficulty with sensory modulation and self-regulation.
- To understand how these challenges impact students, and what it looks like within the school setting.
- To understand how nature, animals, and outdoor environments can provide a sensory-rich and motivating place to increase self-awareness leading to self-regulation.
- To share strategies and steps to help young people develop coping skills around sensory and self-regulation.
- To provide examples of how skills developed utilizing nature and animals can be transferred to coping skills used inside the classroom.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
8:30am - 3:30pm
220 Branchville Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877 The symposium is FREE but space is limited. To register for the Symposium follow this link to the Registration Page.
Click Here for a Symposium Information packet.