Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 6/15/2009
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
|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|
|Sensory regulation and integration|
|Tools of the Trade|
|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|
|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|