Complementary approaches to autism

This journal examines and critiques selected complementary therapies that a used in cases of autism.

You should consult a medical practitioner before embarking on any program that is potentially harmful.

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Feb022016

Art & autism

Art therapy can assist in the integration of the nervous system. It can help to address sensory problems and can allow the autistic child to focus on difficult physical feelings whilst learning to self-soothe and channel feelings into creative pursuit.

Art therapy can assist with self-expression and developing an ‘inner landscape’. If used well art therapy can not only bridge a bond between the autistic client and therapist that can be used to integrate social safety and capacity, it can also allow the autist to begin to self-reference.