Thursday, May 31, 2007
Different activities that can be included in art therapy
The child is made to experience various textures, craft materials, papier mache, paints, clay and so on. Activities like weaving, clay modeling, drawing, finger painting and sculpting help the child become calmer and increase his attention span. Far many children, language is a barrier and art helps them transcend this barrier. The rhythmic patterns needed for some activities can soothe those with sensory difficulties. Through these activities, the child ends up feeling more in command, of himself, and so has a better self-esteem. Learning concepts (big-small, empty-full, etc.) become easier through art than through other methods.
Posted by Special Needs Resources at 6:10 AM