Art therapy

Art therapy

Art therapy takes place in a space equipped with art supplies and materials for working with various art techniques. The work is individual, lasting 30 minutes.

Art expression of an autistic person is characterized as being prone to stereotypes and consistent repetitive behavior, that they have a narrow scope of interest, that they are missing imagination and creativity, but with a student’s additional cognitive capabilities and motivation, regular work and structured guidance with the help of therapists good results can be achieved. In order to motivate the student for art content,

in order to raise consciousness of art processes and to understand the demands of the language of art, it is necessary to use an individualized approach and individual work adapted to their abilities and necessities.

After having completed observation, an individualized program is crafted for each student in order to plan further work, goals and methods, and evaluation of the work.

In order for the work to be successful, it is very important to create communication and interaction between the therapist and the student, while the drawing itself is at the

same time a communication and interaction process. The aspiration of artistry is to develop the whole personality: to improve attention, patience, work condition, to develop a feeling for esthetics and creativity, a feeling of importance, self-respect, to develop handiness, hand-eye coordination, etc.

Art therapy can also be used to encourage psychomotor and, especially, perceptive awareness of one’s own body and to construct a complete image of the body, to decrease and redirect psychomotor unrest, strong emotions and aggression toward oneself into art expression.

''Seeing comes before words.
The child looks and recognizes before it can speak.” ''