At Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center, we offer a number of services that specialize in early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. One such service is art therapy, which can be incredibly effective for a multitude of reasons. With that in mind, here is a look at three benefits of art therapy for your child.
Communication And Expression
This is especially helpful when combined with ABA Therapy. Essentially, art therapy allows your child to express themselves more easily especially in one-on-one sessions. Art therapy is less direct and anxiety-inducing than other forms of communication. Therefore, it helps them through the communication and expression process.
Build Social Skills And Self-Esteem
Secondly, art therapy is a great way to build social skills and boost self-esteem. Group sessions have shown valuable benefits for children with autism. By adding a social element to art therapy, it helps children as a group grow their skills together. By exploring and expressing their creativity, they find acceptance from their mentor and peers alike. This helps build self-esteem, as well as things like eye contact and verbal skills.
Another important benefit is improving attention span and focus. Studies have shown that art therapy greatly increases focus with time. By giving them an activity that they enjoy and can focus on, it helps children with autism stay on task. This skill is beneficial for all areas of life even outside of communication and social skills.
Here To Help Your Children Blossom
These are just a few of the many benefits of art therapy. At Blossom Behavioral Wellness center, we have created a warm and welcoming environment that kids and staff alike love to be a part of. Are you ready to learn more about our many services, including art therapy? Contact us today!