ERIC Number: ED223015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Sensorial Approach to Art: Pre-Art Discovery with Severely and Profoundly Impaired Children.
The booklet presents an art therapist's thoughts on contributions of art therapy to the development of severely and profoundly impaired students. She emphasizes the importance of sensory exploration as an introduction to the child's environment. Also stressed is the importance of positive and accepting attitudes on the part of teachers or therapists. The process orientation is illustrated in two case studies. Artistic, play, psychosexual, psychosocial, and cognitive development of young children (birth to 4) is charted. Suggestions are given on approaches to foster exploration, types of materials used, motivational factors, structure of the session, and adaptations which may be required for physical disabilities. (CL)
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Case Studies, Creative Expression, Elementary Secondary Education, Sensory Experience, Sensory Training, Severe Disabilities, Teaching Methods
Arts in Special Education Project of Pennsylvania, 236 Union Deposit Mall, Harrisburg, PA 17111 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, Lancaster, PA.
Note: A part of the Arts in Special Education Project of Pennsylvania program.