Adaptive Art Making for Clients with Physical Limitations

Adaptive Art Making for Clients with Physical Limitations

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
7:00 - 9:00pm
Taught by:
Cheryl Walpole, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC
 includes all art materials
 and specialized tools

This one session workshop will teach clinicians how to create adaptations for therapeutic art making with physically disabled clients. This training is designed to include hands on art making and role playing for skill-building. Masters degree in mental health or related field or current enrollment in masters program is required to participate.

Participants can expect to:

  • Learn experientially 3-5 directives that have been adapted to meet the needs of a physically disabled client and focus on process oriented art making.
  • Increase self awareness of the daily challenges of physically disabled clients. learn ways to increase clients’ artistic independence.
  • Promote artistic individuation, promoting self-esteem.
  • Learn how to navigate the physical and emotional needs of your clients. Explore multi-sensory approaches. Learn about adaptive tools.

When we are met with physical limitations as well as cognitive limitations, integrating a multi-sensory approach can be helpful. Examples of this include adding music, different lighting options, touching, and hands-on approaches. Art directives that make sound work well for these populations. Safety is a main concern, as different materials can illicit different responses and behaviors. This course covers these kinds of concepts and more.

Price: $50.00
Tuesday, August 22 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM