Could Art Therapy Help Your Autistic Child Flourish?
What is art therapy?
Activities you can try at home
Let’s start with sand art. Your child peels back the paper on each design to reveal a sticky patch, then they pour colored sand on each section to easily create a lovely design. The instant reward can be a real confidence booster.
Finger painting can be unpleasant for some children with autism, so try long-handled brushes, sponges, or anything else that lets them paint without it getting on their skin.
Sculpting with playdough is ideal for sensory play. This quick recipe will save you money on the branded version, and you can even scent it with vanilla or cinnamon, for example. It’s ‘squidgy’ but not sticky, so you may find your child loves to sculpt with it.
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