Art as Language: Access to Emotions and Cognitive Skills by Rawley Silver

By Rawley Silver

Paintings as Language merges a straightforward layout and the original evaluate and remedy practices lengthy linked to the author....By reviewing stories of youngsters, kids and adults struggling with quite a few impairments and accidents, the writer sincerely demonstrates the wide applicability of stimulus drawing assessments."-"Family remedy: The magazine of the California Graduate institution of family members Psychology "In" paintings as Language, paintings therapist Rawley Silver demonstrates using the visible medium as a linguistic parallel to verbal or written conversation. the writer acknowledges that language expands and enables proposal, yet she successfully illustrates the lifestyles of high-level considering in its absence. during the publication, she demonstrates the usefulness of drawing as an expressional instrument for sufferers who're not able or unwilling to precise themselves in the course of the traditional use of language." artwork as Language merges a simple layout and the original evaluate and therapy practices lengthy linked to the author.."-Adolescence, v. 36, no. a hundred and forty four, wintry weather 2001 ..."this ebook includes invaluable information regarding tools for interpreting creativity, intelligence, thoughts, and emotions with no based fullyyt on language. The writing is apparent and available, and helps checks and theories with secific learn and present references."-Malinda Eccarius, M.S., C.E.D., The Volta assessment "In this concise and well-documented textual content, Silver has provided an in-depth examine how artwork can be utilized to evaluate spatial intelligence and demonstrate emotional concerns that could impression cognition. ... not just has [she] provided a device for evaluate sponsored by way of reliable examine, butalso a powerful cause for the necessity for persevered artwork reviews all through an individual's lifestyles span."-Linda Jo Pfeiffer, E., ATR-BC " the humanities IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, a world magazine, quantity 29, #1, 2002 "In this concise and well-documented textual content, Silver has offered an in-depth examine how artwork can be utilized to evaluate spatial intelligence and exhibit emotional matters which could influence cognition. Silver's wide paintings with listening to impaired kids supplied the impetus to advance an paintings review that may pass language and review the intelligence of language impaired members. The illustrations and figures used during the textual content offer stable examples of the developmental adjustments that happened as scholars stepped forward via an art-based curriculum. not just has Silver provided a device for review subsidized by way of strong study, but in addition a robust reason for the necessity for endured paintings reviews all through an individual's existence span."-Linda Jo Pfeiffer, Ed.D., ATR-BC, Chairperson, Miami-Dade County Public faculties

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The egg can't open," (Fig. 2-5) and "You'r dead meat," (Fig. 2-2) indicate that Tom and Charlie used a base line to combine their subjects. On the other hand, Mr. ," (Fig. 2-3) , shows the ability to represent depth and overall coordination. Ability to Represent (Creativity). It is one thing to perceive an object and quite another to represent it, as Piaget and Inhelder pointed out. Children can recognize a circle long before they can draw it from imagination. To do so, they must be able to conjure up a mental image of the circle while the circle is out of sight.

To determine whether training is needed in order to administer and score the SDT, three studies were conducted (Silver, 1996a). None of the mental health professionals or teachers who administered and scored the SDT were trained to use it. All relied on the test manual guidelines. In the first study, an art therapist with whom I had corresponded but never met, administered the test to 20 fourth-graders and 16 tenth-graders, and scored their responses. Then I scored the test booklets blindly. 45 in Drawing from Observation).

Watching TV," Figure 2-11, the response by Jennifer's classmate, rated moderately positive. Copyrighted Material 26 Stimulus Drawing Assessments FIGURE 2-9. "The cat wants food .. dog scared her" (moderately negative). Ji,, ~;0,1, ; ~I 'll_nrr~~ ,1. I i ; I .. : :, :· i!! ' \. n, r . I '. I I, . I '; i 1,·:I ! ~ ;I i. 11 {·' l·iJI . i l · \i '-' '"' ,j : '/ I \ \. FIGURE 2-10. "H igh Hopes" (Ambiguous). Copyrighted Material Stimulus Drawing Assessments 27 FIGURES 2-11 AND 2-12. Figure 2-11 "Watching TV" (moderately positive) .

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