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Art Therapy with Children on the Autistic Spectrum
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Introduction. 1. Developmental Deficit: Communication and Deficit. 2. Imaginative Play, Creativity and Art. 3. Drawing Development. 4. Symbols, Signs, Theory of Mind, Autism and Drawing Development. 5. The Basis for Intervention: From Theory to Practice. 6. Diagnosis, Understanding and Assessment. 7. Working with Stephen. 8. Developing an Interactive Art Therapy Template. References. Index.

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How art can be used with children with AS Includes process and case studies

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Kathy Evans is an art therapist specialising in the development of communicative abilities in children with autism. She is the Director of Family Therapy with Resources for Autism, a charity based in Finchley, North London, established to support children and young people with autism spectrum disorder and Asperger's syndrome, and their families. Janek Dubowski received his PhD in Comparative Psychology in 1983, following one of the earliest art therapy research projects in the UK. He is a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor, has worked in hospitals as a senior Art Therapist, and trained at the Lincoln Memorial Clinic of Psychotherapy in London. He is currently Associate Dean at the Faculty of Art and Design of the University of Hertfordshire, and is also the former Director of the Arts Therapies Programme of the university, which included dance movement and drama therapy. He is currently involved with Integrative Arts Psychotherapy from a Jungian perspective.

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