Annihilation, Anxiety, and Fantasy in the Art of Children with Asperger’s Syndrome

Annihilation, Anxiety, and Fantasy in the Art of Children with Asperger’s Syndrome

To deal with high levels of stress and anxiety, children with Asperger’s syndrome apply a range of defense mechanisms. When taken out of their comfort zones, many respond by engaging in elaborate fantasies and project identification. Since most children with this disorder have trouble articulating their fears and anxieties, it’s up to the adults in…

Art With Children Experiencing Sensory Integration Difficulty

Art With Children Experiencing Sensory Integration Difficulty

According to the STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder, sensory integration difficulty (SID) is a medical condition whereby the brain has challenges processing information that comes from one or more of the five senses. Think touch, sight, sound, smell, and taste. Individuals with this disorder may be hypersensitive to environmental stimuli. Per the institute, roughly…

Art As an Intervention for Autism

Art As an Intervention for Autism

Autism is a prevalent developmental disorder that is marked by challenges with socialization and language skills. Children with autism typically have difficulty organizing thoughts and behaviors that fit in with societal norms. Some interventions have been proven to help, one of which is art. It’s a constant path for progress and we’ll explain why below:…