Art helps kids communicate

With the scribble of a crayon or the stroke of a paint brush, a child's life skills can be enhanced. That's the goal of a new art therapy program being offered in Fisher-Titus Medical Center's pediatric therapy department. "Art serves as a springboard for healthy communication and sharing of the self in appropriate manners," art therapist Dawn Freeman said. "It is so much easier, especially for children, to work with their hands. Art is so innate in everyone that it's validating for them to create something of their own. It is a way to encourage participants to be individuals, to create something that is part of them."
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

 

With the scribble of a crayon or the stroke of a paint brush, a child's life skills can be enhanced. That's the goal of a new art therapy program being offered in Fisher-Titus Medical Center's pediatric therapy department.

"Art serves as a springboard for healthy communication and sharing of the self in appropriate manners," art therapist Dawn Freeman said. "It is so much easier, especially for children, to work with their hands. Art is so innate in everyone that it's validating for them to create something of their own. It is a way to encourage participants to be individuals, to create something that is part of them."

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