Phyllis D'Amico
Phyllis D'Amico Phyllis D'Amico, HTM, is a registered horticultural therapist with the American Horticultural Therapy Association and has worked in the field for over 25 years with children and adults of all ages and abilities. Phyllis has created an award-winning horticultural therapy program for special needs students at the New Jersey Regional Day School in Newark, where she is the Lead Science Teacher and Horticultural Therapist. She specializes in children's garden design, organic gardening, nutrition education, and community inclusion programs. Phyllis earned a Certificate in Horticultural Therapy from the Botanical Garden, where she has been an instructor for 30 years.

Classes by this instructor

Children and adolescents with special needs are the focus of this course. Gain an understanding of the causes and characteristics of various developmental, sensory, physical, behavioral, and learning disabilities. Learn to implement horticultural therapy for a wide variety of goals in programs fo more...
07/24 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm D'Amico
NYBG
Evaluate tools, equipment, structures, and techniques used by participants in horticultural therapy activities. Design and construct adaptive tools and assistive devices through problem-solving activities. Expand your plant-selecting skills for specific therapeutic programming needs as you explor more...
07/10 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm D'Amico
Beirne
NYBG
Activities analysis explores the various aspects of horticultural therapy activities as they relate to both client and administrative needs. Each activity is analyzed in an effort to structure activities that can achieve measurable clinical outcomes. Learn to develop a needs assessment and activi more...
07/31 Mo 10:00am-03:30pm Malamud
D'Amico
NYBG