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Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism

Nicole Martin

Quick Overview

The book is packed with suggestions for providing art therapy for children with autism, covering topics such as the materials required, safety issues, how to set up a workspace, and managing difficult behaviour. Nicole Martin is a qualified art therapist specializing in working with children with autism, and she also has a brother with autism.
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Paperback / softback
2009, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 160pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-807-0
£13.99
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Available as an ebook from these retailers. eISBN: 978-1-84642-956-9

Description

The early years are the most critical period of learning for a child with autism. Therapeutic art-making can be a useful tool to tap into their imaginations and help them to express their thoughts and feelings. Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism includes practical advice on helping a child move beyond scribbling, organizing the child's environment for maximum comfort and relaxation, and providing physical and sensory support.

This book is packed with tips and suggestions for how to provide art therapy for children with autism, covering topics such as the basic materials required, safety issues, how to set up a workspace, and ideas for managing difficult behavior. The author writes from a professional and personal perspective. Nicole Martin is a qualified art therapist specializing in working with children with autism, and she also has a brother with autism.

Perfect for busy parents and as a practical reference for professionals such as psychologists, teachers, occupational therapists, sensory integration therapists and anyone working with a child on the autism spectrum.

Reviews

'This is not a book about psychoanalysis, but a lovingly compiled description of art therapy thoroughly informed by professional and personal experience. Its target audience is anyone who is doing art with children.'
- Montessori International

'This book is packed with practical tips and examples of appropriate ways to work with these children, it is a well thought out and well presented with the parent as well as the therapist or carer in mind, and the author's commitment and enthusiasm is very apparent. This book would be helpful and encouraging to anyone involved with children with ASD.'
- The Frontline of Learning Disabilty Journal

'Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism by Nicole Martin is just the right book for busy parents, a practical reference for psychologists, teachers, occupational therapists, sensory integration therapists and anyone working with a child on the autism spectrum. It will be of particular interest to all those professionals working with autistic children and specialists in other communication disorders.'
- Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Authors

By (author): Nicole Martin