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Expressive Arts for the Very Disabled and Handicapped for All Ages - 2nd edition

by Jane G. Cohen and Marilyn Wannamaker

Expressive Arts for the Very Disabled and Handicapped for All Ages ()

Summary: This new and expanded edition presents a compilation of material based on real-life experiences with disabled and handicapped people in the development of art and craft therapy at its simplest level. The book is unique in that the ideas presented are not only intended to hold the interest of children and adults but also to meet the needs of professionals and volunteers alike. All the crafts are limited to a low level of difficulty and are rated on a sliding scale. Ex ...show moreplicit instructions with detailed patterns and diagrams are included. The crafts are inexpensive, utilize materials that are both safe and readily available, and can be completed in one session. A section of helpful hints has been added to this edition to serve as a supplementary tool for the project coordinator. The skills necessary for the artworks in the book are simple enough for the very disabled and handicapped, yet not belittling to geriatric patients. The projects are suitable for many ages, but emphasis is on day-care and residential programs. Projects were tested with patients ranging from the physically able but very senile to the extremely disabled but mentally alert. The activities are appropriate for those with mental or emotional disability and even enable individuals with physical impairments to use common tools and materials in an essential type of therapeutic recreation. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 96
Cover: Download (ebook)
Publisher: Vitalsource Technologies, Inc.
Year Published: 1996
International: No

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