Art Therapy with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
The unique learning styles of children with ASD are particularly well suited to art therapy interventions. Art therapy helps to practise motor coordination and imitation skills through a variety of activities such as cutting, glueing, drawing and painting. Furthermore, some sensory activities can be soothing in their tactile and repetitive nature for the individual with an ASD.
Art can provide a variety of concrete, visual cues to help improve task comprehension and social awareness. Sensory issues can distract individuals with ASD, however when they are interested in the activity, these individuals can be engaged in the art – making process and social interactions.
Art Therapy Interventions:
- Enhancing Adaptive Living skills
- Developing Social Skills
- Increasing Emotional Awareness and Understanding
- Assessing and addressing Family Dynamics.
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