Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism

ISBN-10: 1849058075

ISBN-13: 9781849058070

Edition: 2009

Authors: Nicole Martin

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Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Autism includes practical advice on helping a child move beyond scribbling, organizing the child's environment for maximum comfort and relaxation, and providing physical and sensory support. This book is packed with tips and suggestions for how to provide art therapy for children with autism - covering topics such as the basic materials required, safety issues, how to set up a workspace, and ways of managing difficult behaviors. Perfect for busy parents and as a practical reference for professionals such as psychologists, occupational therapists, sensory integration therapists and anyone working with a child on the autism spectrum.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 6/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Preface: Why I Wrote this Book
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
What is autism?
Integrating Art into Early Intervention Treatment
What it is about kids with autism that draws them to art
Art as rehabilitation
How to move past scribbling
Characteristics of Artwork Made by Children with Autism
Matching the symptom to the style
Artistic/autistic?: Let's talk about artist savants
Why Art Projects Are Beneficial
Imagination/abstract thinking
Sensory regulation and integration
Developmental growth
Visual-spatial skills
Recreation/leisure skills
Tools of the Trade
Clay modeling
Found objects
Mixed media
Advice to Help Ensure a Quality Art Experience
Setting up your workspace
Building the relationship
Socialization and communication
Culture of the autism family
Directive vs. non-directive approach
Managing difficult behaviors
Safety issues
Cultural differences
Delicate issues regarding art
Is there anyone who could not benefit?
Creative Community: Group Art Projects For Kids With ASD
Give It To Me Straight: One-Page Summary Of The Book For Busy Parents
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