Art Therapy

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It’s Youth Art Month: How to Celebrate Your Artist

"Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. Art Education...
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Sensory Integration Experiences through Art

Art can be a great way for kids with special isms to get sensory experiences they crave and enjoy.   It can also be a good place for children with sensory integration challenges to be...
Sequencing - Art Therapy

Enhance Sequencing Skills through Art

Art can be a fun and different approach for enhancing and developing sequencing skills. While the process of creating art involves free expression it also requires the very concrete execution of sequencing tasks to...
Group Art - Social Skills

Teach Social Skills Through Group Art

Sharing social experiences is where we all start to connect and make friends. This is a natural process in life. Sometimes finding ways for these opportunities to happen for children with various isms can...
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Discover Your Child’s Creative Outlet

Amazing talents and gifts abound in children with various differences.  As a society, we need to not focus so much on the negatives associated with differences.  Instead, let's stress the positive aspects of those...
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Utilize Art To Increase Fine Motor Skills

The process of creating art is a fun way for kids with various isms to maintain and increase fine motor skills.  Many times skills are being increased without the artist even realizing it.  It...
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Art Readiness For The Unwilling Child, Part 1

For many people the act of “creating” is an intimidating thing.  Inventing something and sharing it for everyone to see invokes an intense fear and dread.  It is an invitation for judgement.  Every artist...
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Adapting Art for Children With Special Needs

Many times children with special needs or learning differences are overlooked when it comes to creative opportunities. While they may struggle in other traditional areas, exploring art can offer a place to discover new...

Engaging Reluctant Children in Art Play

One of the concerns repeatedly raised by parents is their child’s lack of interest and willingness to engage in art play, especially coloring, drawing and beginning writing activities. Often this is the parent of a...
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Enhance Motor Planning through Art

Motor planning involves the ability to order, plan, sequence and execute multiple motor activities. It requires the ability to imagine and carry out an action. It also means being aware of how to use...