Art therapy is a system of individual sessions aimed at developing speech by means of artistic creation. Art therapy is a kind of psychotherapy and psychological correction, based on the therapeutic effects of visual creativity with the aim of influencing the psycho-emotional state of the child.
DOES YOUR CHILD NEED IT?
If your child has emotional development difficulties; autistic spectrum of behavior; bad mood; emotional instability; increased anxiety; fears; phobias; low self-esteem – he needs art therapy. Art therapy is especially effective for non-talking children with the above mentioned problems, since in cases where experiences can not be expressed in words, art therapy means provide access to these experiences and help to get rid of them.
Children’s drawing is a special material, which, apart from its artistic and creative origin, carries an important communicative meaning. Drawing helps to distract the child from his painful experiences, relieves tension, calms and regains a sense of own value.
WHAT PROBLEM DOES IT SOLVE?
Does the child behave not well? Does he show no interest in anything? Does he show no wish to work on his speech?
Many children with speech problems find it difficult to express their feelings, emotions and thoughts, as well as understand what other people feel. Sometimes this is what causes unwanted behavior. It is easier for such children to establish a dialogue with the world in the process of creative activity. But first you just need to learn how to enjoy drawing, modeling, and constructing.
Art therapy will help the child to give a socially acceptable way expression of aggression; establish contacts with people; develop self-control and concentration of attention; increase self-esteem.
WHAT IS THE NOVELTY AND DIFFERENCE FROM OTHERS?
In our clinic, art therapy is carried out in combination with other therapeutic and rehabilitation techniques, which makes it possible to enhance their therapeutic effect. Sessions are given by the correctional practitioner – a specialist in the field of work with children who have speech and behavioral problems.
HOW DOES IT HAPPEN?
Sessions of art therapy are conducted by a correctional practitioner. The form of the session is individual, depending on the preferences and abilities of the child. Practitioner uses in the work with children the following directions of art therapy:
- Finger painting;
- Drawing with paints;
- Drawing with coloured pencils;
- Sand animation;
- Experiments with colour.
Decorative and Applied Art creativity:
- Wax clay;
- Salty dough;
- Natural materials, coloured paper, cardboard, glue.
Designing, the plot game:
- Creation of volume compositions from natural materials, building kits, cubes and inventing, together with the child, fairy tales on the theme of creations.
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?
Artistic creativity is the bridge that facilitates the child’s transition to independent speech, reading, writing and developing self-control. Art therapy facilitates coordination in the work of all sensory systems of the brain, development of fine motor skills and normalizes the emotional state of the child.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE?
Regular sessions with duration of 30-40-minute 2-3 times a week.
Children from 3 years old can take this therapy.