Art therapy is the language of feelings. It is a therapeutic approach that explores and gives life to the imagination through a multitude of methods and materials. Art therapy provides children with a viable solution for communication, enables children to express their feelings by creating visual images of their fantasies. Art Therapy is also utilized as an assessment tool to provide further information about a child’s difficulties and possible treatment. Art Therapy provides tactile stimulation, an opportunity for choice, and a means to achieve mastery of new skills. Art is a familiar language for all children, and, for the struggling child, it provides a visual outlet of unspeakable feelings and thoughts that might be too complicated for a young child to put into words.
Art therapy beneficial for children who may exhibit one or more of the following Challenges:
- Learning disabilities
- Low self-esteem
- Social and Behavioral issues
- Chronic illness
- Cognitive impairment
- Developmental disabilities/delays
- Conduct disorder
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