Art therapy has been shown to help children and adults deal with negative situations, disabilities, and trauma. Through rehabilitation, education, and communication, art therapy helps an individual release and express feelings they may not know how to let go of otherwise.
Expressive arts positively affect function, mood, cognition, and behavior. This is particularly evident in children with special needs, such as those with autism, speech impairments, development disabilities, ADHD or other mental and behavioral health conditions. Expression through art is a way to help your child feel a sense of normalcy without judgment while allowing them to show their individual personality, creativity, and highlight their strengths.