557.8 Art Therapy and the Autism Spectrum

This course will examine the practice of Art therapy in the context of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Students will learn the etiology, neurology and symptomatology of ASD including various treatment models that address they symptoms of ASD. Students will become familiar with the full spectrum of challenges and abilities of ASD. Current research on the practice of art therapy ASD population will be examined and explored. Students will gain knowledge in this course through experiential learning, lecture, peer reviewed articles, book readings, and through an integrative observational experience. A final art response piece and summary of field observations will be incorporated into this class to demonstrate student learning objectives and awareness into the complex diagnosis of ASD.

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