Expressive arts therapies can help children communicate problems, process emotions, and develop solutions, in a comfortable, non-threatening way.
Expressive Therapies for Kids contains over 85 art, music, play and drama directives to use in school or a therapy office.
Licensed educational psychologist and registered art therapist Dr. Kimberley Palmiotto has pulled together creative and engaging activities that can be used with children and teens to help manage symptoms and behaviors associated with:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Selective Mutism
- Emotional Dysregulation
- Intellectual Disabilities
Dr. Kimberly Palmiotto has written the definitive book on incorporating expressive therapies in school and clinical counseling. The research is clear, creative arts, music, physical activity, and dance engage the cognitive-motor skills and creativity that underlie thinking and learning. Integrating research and activities, Dr. Palmiotto provides teachers and clinicians with easy-to-use activities that may be done one on one or in groups to enliven verbal expression, use of narrative language and emotional exploration. With over 50 practical activities, Expressive Therapies for Kids is a must-have for every school-based clinician who wishes to help children develop social-emotional skills, self-reflection, and expressive skills in everyday life. —Lynne Kenney, PsyD, Pediatric Psychologist, author of Bloom and 70 Play Activities