ERIC Number: ED427273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
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Studies in Art Therapy 1962-1998: Access to Fantasies and Cognitive Skills.
Silver, Rawley A.
This volume contains a compendium of the work of Rawley Silver. A founding member of the American Art Therapy Association, Silver is both an artist and a researcher; she is the originator of the Silver Drawing Test (SDT). In Part 1, nine studies in the area of "Hearing Impairments and Language Disorders" include three studies on art education for the deaf, three studies related to cognitive skills among deaf and aphasic children; one study on teaching art to deaf students; one study on Imagination, Originality, and Abstract Thinking among deaf children; and "Comparing SDT Scores of Deaf, Hearing, and Learning-Disabled Girls and Boys." Five additional studies are summarized. In Part 2, six studies on "Learning Disorders, Brain Injury, and Mental Illness" are presented. These include "Teaching Handicapped Children,""Art as Language,""Identifying Gifted Handicapped Children through Their Drawings;" two articles on cognitive skills, one on Stimulus Drawing Technique with adult psychiatric patients, stroke patients, and adolescents. Five additional studies are summarized. In Part 3, six studies on "Unimpaired Children and Adults; Age and Gender Differences, Self-Images, and Correlations" investigate subjects such as emotional content, fantasies, and attitudes related to sex differences and self-image in drawings. Six additional studies are summarized. (EMK)
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Children, Deafness, Patients, Research, Self Expression, Sex Differences, Thinking Skills
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Note: Foreword by Christine Turner.