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ERIC Number: EJ877040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Ottarsdottir, Unnur
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v27 n1 p32-39 2010
In the art educational therapy (AET) method introduced in this article, school coursework is integrated into art therapy with the aim of facilitating such learning and enhancing the emotional well-being of children with learning difficulties who have experienced stress or trauma. A grounded theory research study based on the cases of 5 middle school children identified "writing-images" in which children experiment with drawn forms of letters and numbers prior to learning to read. Opportunities to work with writing-images in AET enable the child to reclaim the learning potential of an early developmental "writing-image" phase. (Contains 7 figures, 1 footnote and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iceland