Title: How Art Therapy Relieve the Grief of Children Facing Bereavement? Wong Lok Sum, UID: 3035487726 CCHU9024, HKU Introduction This paper describes the trend and facilitators of art therapy in this modern society. The issue of bereavement will also be pinpointed, focusing on children below the age of 18 who face bereavement of their beloved person. Regarding the relationship between art therapy and grief of children under bereavement, there will be interpretations on how art therapy relieves the grief of children facing bereavement. Art Therapy for bereaved children Nowadays, there is a booming contemporary therapy with combination between art and therapy: Art Therapy.
It has been proven as a viable and beneficial way of treating and over time healing young children. One of the many advantages of participating in art therapy is “Art created within the context of a therapeutic relationship is intended to help young clients not only to engage in self-exploration, it also involves purposeful meaning-making through specific art making” (Malchiodi). It can sometimes be very difficult for a child to articulate their opinions but with the aid of art therapy they have the tools and guidance to express themselves in the way that they want to. Even in children with illnesses and disorders such as ADHD and autism art therapy has been proven to be beneficial both mentally and scholastically. It is described in the article How Art Therapy Tames Impulsivity, Distractibility, and Anxiety that “Art therapy uses the processes of drawing, painting, and sculpting to help children address emotional problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, and increase self-awareness” (Nelson).
PSYCHOTHERAPY ASSIGNMENT: 1. Effectiveness of play therapy on various psychiatric disorders. “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” - Plato Introduction: The Association for Play Therapy defined play therapy as “the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development” Play therapy refers to a method of psychotherapy with children in which a therapist uses a child's fantasies and the symbolic meanings of his or her play as a medium for understanding and communication with the child. The aim of play therapy is to decrease those behavioural and emotional difficulties that interfere significantly with a child's normal functioning. Inherent in this aim is improved communication and understanding between the child and his parents.
Knowing how the different areas of development are dependent on each other helps us to better understand the holistic development of the child. Some of the ways which social and emotional development affect other areas of development are: Having strong gross motor and fine motor skills can help a child to interact and build relationships. Children build relationships and start friendships through play. Some of the skills that can help a child in these situations are running and jumping. Children also need certain skills to adapt to their social environment.
i. This uses physical expression to convey his inner feelings with his audience or therapist c. Personification and impersonation: Using symbolic objects for patients to direct their emotions. This includes the use of puppets or toys. (Although drama therapy is applicable for all ages, children benefit from them the most: Transition) II. Drama therapy helps alleviate loneliness amongst children.
In this situation, teachers noticed a problem and acted upon it due to their prior education and knowledge. When children are diagnosed with ADHD, parents and teachers tend to look at the child as if they are damaged, when in reality it is just a disorder they suffer from. Some children simply cannot mature or learn the correct ways to act as opposed to other children. Some parents choose to support the disorder or instead will reject the idea and blame the school
The main purpose of this story is too teach children a lesson on empathy. In other words, it is showing children how it feels to walk in another’s shoes through the use of an inanimate object used primarily by children. Each crayon portrays the emotions of people in an easy and relatable way. It goes through emotions such as anger, frustration, and sadness. In addition to teaching empathy, it also teaches children how to overcome peer challenges and solve problems in a healthy and peaceful way.
There is also a short story about Otis Orchards Elementary School on pages 133-134, and explains that the teachers there went through extensive training about how to help children dealing with trauma or problematic home situations. Wedge then goes on to talk about how the children at this school were better behaved and scoring higher on tests after this training had been implemented, essentially arguing that adverse personal lives should be properly dealt with at school in order to combat ADHD-like symptoms. Showing a real-life example of how this training was having a positive impact on children causes the reader
A client 's artwork can be used in counseling sessions as tools for assessment and creative expression. This drawing exercise enables a client or a family to examine presenting issues and define treatment goals for future intervention. Incorporating art activities into family sessions provides a medium to engage all family members. While the content of the family drawings provides valuable diagnostic information, the therapist should also focus on the family dynamics that emerge during the exercise, such as interaction styles, issues of power and control, communication level, roles, and dysfunctional patterns (Lowenstein, 2002) family centered, therapy.It can be difficult for parents to bring their children to a counselor for help, especially when there is something going on in the home that is potentially affecting the child in a negative manner. For counseling to be successful, the counselor needs to be validating the parent 's feelings, understand their perspective, and help them understand why treatment will ultimately help their
This includes thins such as learning to use a knife or fork. They can also go to perceptual motor training which improves the child’s language, visual movement, hearing and listening skills. This involves giving the child tasks that are challenging, they are also given exercises that will help them better learn how to integrate language information. For parents that have a child with dyspraxia they can, learn as much as possible about dyspraxia, encourage physical activity, do jigsaw puzzles, this will help improve fine motor skills, toss a bean bag to develop hand-eye coordination, get pencil grips, to make it easier for the child to write, get some putty or playdough, to help strengthen the hand muscles and
Physical and Occupational Therapy May Improve Your Child’s Lifestyle Physical therapy may improve your child’s motor development to maximize his or her functioning and independence at home, at school and in the community. If you live in the Pasadena or Houston area, and your child suffers from an injury, disability or disease that hinders his or her movement, you may be able to take advantage of highly specialized physical therapists at pediatric physical therapy Pasadena. They are trained to address some of your child’s delayed physical milestones such as muscle weakness, poor balance, abnormal tone, orthopedic neurological abnormalities and coordination. Children of all ages from birth to 21 years may be able to benefit from treatment. Children may have customized treatment because no two children have exactly the same issues.
OT therapists can evaluate kids abilities and help them grow to be developmentally appropriate for their age (Occupational Therapy). They know many ways to help children with their disabilities. They know how to specifically solve the child 's problem in many ways. OT’s know what tools they need to use to fix the child’s problem to make sure the child will show improvement. OT’s “believe child 's main job is playing and learning, and occupational therapists can evaluate kids ' skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities” (Occupational Therapy).
It suggests adapting play therapy to use for specifically helping children with FAS. While no research has been conducted on play therapy for children with FAS, it has proven to help with behavioral problems, hyper activity and attention problems, social skills, and cognitive problems. The play therapy is child-centered and works to build self-esteem, reduce aggression, and improve concentration and social skills. It is suggested that this therapy could be used for all of these reasons, along with as an assessment and teaching tool for children with FAS. Their abilities and impairments could be observed while playing and then teaching could be formatted to their needs within the play therapy.
We all have emotions but children are not born knowing what their feelings are or how to cope with them. We will be able to respond to child 's emotions in a positive way, set boundaries, deal with problem behaviour constructively, and bring up a healthy emotional environment. This will help us to deal with a range of issues, for examples: biting, tantrums, sharing, crying and screaming... We should help children learn to identify their own emotions and leading to better relationships, achievement and essential life skills. Children are growing at the speed in their life, at age about 8-10 are social and emotional development. During this period, children have a growing sense of independence, and with it, a growing confidence to solve problems and take risks.
The morning teacher, Mrs. Clack used more than one method to gain the kids attention, since the children in her classroom were either Autistic or have Down syndrome. Mrs. Clack used hand symbols with the Autistic children, which seem to work better then the