Expressive Art Therapy & Special Education/Special Rights

  • Expressive Arts Therapy uses art and creativity to help children connect to their problems, give voice to their emotions, and learn techniques to heal.
  • It uses a variety of techniques including art, drama, movement, music, poetry, puppetry, and sand play.
  • Through the experience of Expressive Arts Therapy, the child’s individuality and self-esteem are supported and enhanced.

 

Movement ~Music~ Visual Art~ Drama Storytelling. Expressive Art Therapy is a multi-modal experience for individuals and groups.


 

Expressive arts Therapy and  Children's Developmental concerns:

 

Developmental Therapy is a form of therapy that focuses on integration of conceptual skills, motor skills, language skills, and social-emotional skills. It includes a global evaluation and assessment, Individualized Family Service Plan development and individual or group therapy services. To achieve a comprehensive therapy treatment program Expressive Art Therapists have to have a close relationship with a child's family, therapists, and school to create an appropriate treatment plan and to support parents in the developmental process. 

 

Umbrella Tree Therapy  Expressive Arts Children who are experiencing: 

 

    * Language and Communication Disorders 
    * Daily Functional Limitations      
    * Sensory Processing Disorders    
    * Balance and Coordination Disorders
    * Gross Motor and Fine Motor Delays

 
child’s lead in play. A child learns through the experience of play. They explore, interact, and copy what they see around them. A developmental therapist designs play activities to help a child improve in some of the global areas they may be struggling with. Parents, Teachers, Caregivers and Guardians are strongly encouraged to participate in out therapy treatment process. Our Developmental Therapists provide the child with many opportunities for experience and growth in numerous developmental areas sych as; Symbolic play, Peer Interaction: Ideas, Problem Solving and Engagement.

 

   A developmental therapist designs expressive arts and play activities to help a child improve in some of the global areas they may be struggling with. Parents, Teachers, Caregivers and Guardians are strongly encouraged to participate in out therapy treatment process.

 

Children that might benefit from Expressive Art Therapy Services

 

are children with, in need, or having challenges with:

 

    
    * Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Genetic Disorders
    * Impulsive: Lack of self-control
    * Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD)
    * Neurological Disorders


    * Sensory Integration Physically Aggressive Behavior in Groups
    * Over sensitivity to sound, sights, touch, movement, or smell
    * Decreased Attention Span: ADD / ADHD
    * Transition Difficulties: From one activity to another


    * Behavioral Problems: Inability to Calm Self
    * Adoption: Local and Foreign
    * Poor Social Skills
 
    * Sensory Processing Differences
    * Motor Deficits
    * Hearing Impairment
    * Cognitive Development Delays
  
 
    * Poor Balance
    * Walks on Toes with Slightly Unusual Posture
    * Under Reaction to Touch, Sights, Movement, Sound, or Smell
    * Unusually Low or High Activity level