Arts Therapies in Schools: Research and Practice by Vicky Karkou

By Vicky Karkou

As arts therapists are more and more operating in faculties, there's growing to be curiosity in determining acceptable healing techniques and increasing on correct learn proof. This publication outlines the capability makes use of of song, paintings, drama and dance circulation cures in academic settings, and the contribution they need to make to the emotional and social improvement of youngsters and young people.

Drawing on overseas proof, the booklet outlines a variety of cutting edge purposes of arts cures throughout a variety of settings, together with mainstream school rooms, distinctive colleges and scholar help devices. Examples of matters coated comprise solution-focused short dramatherapy groupwork in mainstream schooling, paintings treatment for kids with particular studying problems who've skilled trauma and track treatment in particular schooling. specific emphasis is positioned upon collaborative paintings, even if or not it's among arts therapists from various disciplines, arts therapists and educating employees or arts therapists and researchers.

Arts treatments in colleges could be of significant curiosity to arts therapists, and also will be precious to others who need to know in regards to the power of arts cures within the school room, together with lecturers and different schooling pros, well-being execs, academic psychologists, university counsellors and coverage makers.

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1999; Hervey and Kornblum 2006). Data for teachers’ ratings of students were standardized according to a student-to-teacher ratio. These standardized scores were then compared via dependent measures t-tests. 4. 05 These observations reported by teachers suggest that they saw a reduction in disruptive and acting out behaviours in their students, as well as increased capabilities of their students to gain internal control by calming down when upset or frustrated, and by being involved in fewer physical fights.

And Anzalone, M. (2001) Sensory Integration and Self-regulation in Infants and Toddlers: Helping very Young Children Interact with their Environment. Washington, DC: Zero to Three. W. (1965) The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment. New York: International Universities Press. Chapter 2 PEACE through Dance Movement Therapy The Development and Evaluation of a Violence Prevention Programme in an Elementary School Lynn Koshland Introduction Setting the scene School violence and ‘peer cruelty’ in the forms of bullying, shootings and peer aggression have impacted all parts of the USA and the world, bringing the issue of violence to the forefront of educational concerns (Fried and Fried 2003; Olweus 1993).

Happy, OK, sad, mad and scared) 4. how children responded on a feeling level to the incidents witnessed. Modifications were made to meet a diverse population. This instrument was selected because it used a picture response format that would allow the children’s response to be reached independently, and thereby served as a more valid measure (Koshland and Whittaker 2004). Teachers provided another source of information by completing a behaviour checklist to rate aggressive behaviours for each child, one week PEACE through Dance Movement Therapy 51 before the initiation of the programme and one week after its conclusion, using the behaviour incident report Form A (Goldstein and Glick 1987, by permission).

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