Creative Expressive Activities and Asperger's Syndrome / Edition 1

Creative Expressive Activities and Asperger's Syndrome / Edition 1

by Judith Martinovich
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1843108127

ISBN-13: 9781843108122

Pub. Date: 09/15/2005

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) benefit from a positive, affirming support of their individuality. This forward-looking book focuses on building individual strengths and resilience, rather than modifying perceived weaknesses, through individualized therapy within a group context.
Integrating psychological and educational theory with a variety of

Overview

Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) benefit from a positive, affirming support of their individuality. This forward-looking book focuses on building individual strengths and resilience, rather than modifying perceived weaknesses, through individualized therapy within a group context.
Integrating psychological and educational theory with a variety of creative therapies, Judith Martinovich combines activities such as art making, drama, music, puppetry, yoga and photography with conventional cognitive behavioral interventions to support individuals with AS. The different activities complement and reinforce each other and are designed to address specific traits of the autism spectrum to aid skills development. Although created primarily for use with adolescents and young adults, the practical and versatile activities can be adapted for different age and skill levels, objectives and settings. Informed by contemporary research, they meet the objectives of a framework of principles drawn from Positive Psychology and Social and Emotional Learning. Creative Expressive Activities and Asperger's Syndrome is a comprehensive resource for parents as well as teachers, social workers, psychologists and arts therapists who wish to link therapeutic goals with creative activities for people with or without Asperger's Syndrome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843108122
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
09/15/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I: A Multidimensional Approach to Asperger's Syndrome. 1. Introduction. 2. What makes an adaptive, resilient, and happy person? 3. Defining Asperger's Syndrome and its impact. Part II: Creative Activities. 4. Groups. 5. Conceptual and cognitive processing: semantic and pragmatic weaknesses. 6. Self-awareness and self-related skills: emotion, depression, anxiety, emotional self-regulation. 7. Social difficulties and connecting with the world. 8. Nuts and bolts of art techniques. References. Appendix 1: VIA classification of character strengths. Appendix 2: Music list. Index.

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