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Services for New Jersey Children with Special Needs

Is My Child Eligible for Therapeutic Services? It is important to realize that not all children are the same, and an educational system that benefits one child may not benefit another. Children with special needs especially, such as those with dyslexia, autism, or behavioral problems, may struggle to learn and may struggle to enjoy education without […]

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“Look What I Did!” Developing a Child’s Artistic Skills in Art Therapy

  Art Therapy as opposed to Art Education generally emphasizes process over the finished art product.  We as art therapists are not instructors in artistic skills, but rather facilitators of artistic media to help clients express themselves and project internal issues in order to gain self awareness and insight. However, recent sessions with a client […]

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Making Art Making Friends Children with ASD Facing Social Anxieties

Parents with Autistic children want to do everything they can to protect their child; especially when it comes to social situations. They avoid putting their children in circumstances that are frightening to their child. However, setting up a child in a therapeutic program that provides social opportunities will help them learn and grow. It is […]

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Creative Group Work with Children on the Spectrum

When working with groups, it is just as important to always remain flexible and to adapt to the different levels of functioning displayed by each child. Sometimes providing a theme to the art making helps give the children a focus while still allowing for changes and flexibility. Here is an example of a group art […]

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The Psychology of Color

Some believe that color is a very powerful force in our lives and can have subtle effects on our bodies and minds. Interior designers and artists have used color to dramatically affect moods and feelings with their work. Institutions such as hospitals often use soft blues to decorate the rooms; creating a calming environment. However, […]

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Art Therapy and Autism: Working with Parent and Child Together

Within my private practice with the Autism population, I have discovered that the parent-child dyad can be a wonderful way to  work if the circumstances are right. It enables me to model for the parent and  offer creative strategies and techniques for their child. But even beyond that  it is an enriching experience for me as the […]

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Learning Styles for Children on the Spectrum

Many children with autism tend to be visual learners and traditional methods of instruction can often be quite challenging. For example, while the average child learns language through social interactions by mimicking the words they hear in everyday conversations, children with autism spectrum disorder may not absorb speech and languageskills as readily. Often, children with […]

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Art making and Sensory Integration

Very often my goals as an art therapist will focus on the creative expression in developing the child’s imagination, communication and socialization skills. These are all areas that the child with Autism Spectrum Disorder is working on in school, home and other therapies as well. However, sometimes art can simple be used in a more […]

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