Playing in the garden is good, playing with the garden is even better as it encourages a greater degree of interaction with nature. Gardens provide a hands on experience that allows children to learn about the natural world they live in.
Given that sensory gardens can be such excellent tools for assisting with sensory integration, and that early intervention is key to helping children to overcome their ASD issues, these types of gardens can be a wonderful resource for ASD children. However, given the spectrum and varying nature of ASD, particular care should be taken in designing garden spaces for this group of individuals. Learn more..