Arts Therapies Research and Practice with Persons on the Autism Spectrum: Colourful Hatchlings

SUPRITHA AITHAL (Editor), Vicky Karkou (Editor)

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This volume presents cutting-edge research and practice on Creative Arts Therapies or Arts Therapies for individuals on the autism spectrum of all ages, outlining the development of effective and accessible approaches to support the diverse needs of this client group.

Consisting of 14 research-based chapters with contributions from over 30 authors from across the world, the book brings together research from art, music, drama, dance, movement and other forms of art therapies. The book demonstrates how arts therapies have evolved over the years to address the health and social care needs of people on the autism spectrum and their caregivers. Chapters explore the implications of arts therapies across a spectrum of needs in various settings and offer a comprehensive picture including a variety of research outcomes and therapeutic processes, and critiques both of existing practice and research methodologies.

The book will be key reading for researchers, scholars and clinicians from dance movement therapy, music therapy, art therapy, dramatherapy and expressive arts therapies. It will also be of interest to post-graduate students and mental health professionals working with children, adults and families of individuals on the autism spectrum.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages262
ISBN (Print)9781032063089
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2023

Publication series

NameInternational Research in the Arts Therapies

Research Institutes

  • Health Research Institute

Research Centres

  • Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing

Research Groups

  • Children and Young People Research Network


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