In her book Wendy defines the learning style of a child with autism as monotropic. In other words the ability to tightly focus their interest on one specific topic.
Wendy's work, along with other embodied experts such as Temple Grandin, are helping map the framework of the Nature Therapy CIC programme. Each child or young person is unique in how they express their way of being, so designing a nature programme that will meet each child's individual needs is a challenge. Notwithstanding, it is a challenge I am relishing and focusing on monotropism as a learning style has been the starting point.
The next stage is working alongside the 14 families who have volunteered to help co-create the nature programme to ensure that it comes as much from expert experience and embodied knowledge as possible.