Noting the adventures in the lesser known but growing field of art therapy.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Current-day technology helps those with autism communicate
This segment features the use of tablet computers for those diagnosed on the autistic spectrum who cannot speak, but can use them to communicate with others. This is quickly becoming a new trend using something visual to communicate language.
I am a registered, board certified, and licensed art therapist in the DC Metro area, and have been working in the field since 1999. I currently work with adolescents in a partial hospitalization program, which is a mid-level program used as step-down treatment from mental health inpatient hospitalization/residential treatment or as a step up from outpatient counseling. I have also worked in home-based counseling and inner city ED school settings. In addition, I provide on-site field supervision to George Washington University graduate interns at my placement as supervisory faculty as well as supervise ATR candidates for their registration.