ERIC Number: ED116401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Using Art to Evaluate and Develop Cognitive Skills: Children with Communication Disorders and Children with Learning Disabilities.
Silver, Rawley A.
Described are two studies which used art therapy to improve cognitive and language abilities in a total of 45 children with learning difficulties or communication disorders. The art procedures focused on the development of three types of concepts: the concept of a class or group of objects, concepts of space, and concepts of sequential order. A case history is provided of a 13-year-old S of the first study, a boy with language impairments, severe hearing loss, and an IQ of 43, who showed significant improvement on nine cognitive skills after nine art lessons. In the second study using 11 children with learning disabilities the children improved significantly in the three focal areas of cognitive development. Also included are a sample teacher evaluation form, a summary of results of the second study, a summary of responses by 14 parents of children in the second study, and teaching suggestions. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Art Therapy Association (6th, Louisville, Kentucky, November 13, 1975)