Art Therapy as an Intervention for Autism

  title={Art Therapy as an Intervention for Autism},
  author={Melinda J. Emery}
This article presents the art therapy treatment of a 6-year-old boy diagnosed with autism without mental retardation. Children create art and draw because it is rooted in the need to relate to their world (Horovitz, Lewis, & Luca, 1967). However, children with autism have difficulty relating (Green & Luce, 1996). This case study explores the value of art therapy interventions in the young boy's development, growth, and ability to relate. His growth is highlighted by discussing three of his… CONTINUE READING