Autism

Autism & Art Therapy Literature 2002 – 2014

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Alders, Beck, Allen & Mosinski (2011). Technology in art therapy: Ethical challenges. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 28(4), 165-170.

Betts, D. J. (2003). Developing a projective drawing test: Experiences with the Face Stimulus Assessment (FSA). Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 20(2), 77-82.

Bragge, A. & Fenner, P. (2009). The emergence of the ‘Interactive Square’ as an approach to art therapy with children on the autistic spectrum. International Journal of Art Therapy: Formerly Inscape, 14(1), 17-28.

Case, C. (2003). Authenticity and survival working with children in chaos. International Journal of Art Therapy, 8(1), 17-28.

Craig, G. M. (2009). Intersubjectivity, phenomenology and multiple disabilities. International Journal of Art Therapy, 14(2), 64-73.

Elkis-Abuhoff, D. L. (2008). Art therapy applied to an adolescent with Asperger’s syndrome. The Arts in Psychotherapy: An International Journal, 35, 262–270.

Emery, M. J. (2004). Art therapy as an intervention for autism. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 21(3), 143-147.

Epp, K. M. (2008). Outcome-based evaluation of a social skills program using art therapy and group therapy for children on the Autism Spectrum. Children & Schools 30(1), 27-36.

Gazeas, M. (2012). Current findings on art therapy and individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal, 25(1), 15-22.

Furniss, G. J. (2010). Reflections on the historical narrative of Jessica Park, an artist with autism. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 27(4), 190-194.

Henley, D. (2004). The meaningful critique: Responding to art from preschool to postmodernism. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 21(2), 79-87.

Hu, V., Betts, D., Jenkins, R., Lieberman, D., Potolicchio, S., Subiaul, F., Choi, J. & Kelly, B. (2012). Identifying and assessing “biological phenotypes” of autistic individuals based on medication responsiveness for “reverse pharmacogenomics” analyses. Manuscript in preparation.

Isserow, J. (2008). Looking together: Joint attention in art therapy. International Journal of Art Therapy, 13(1), 34-42.

Kearns, D. (2004). Art therapy with a child experiencing sensory integration difficulty. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 21(2), 95-101.

Lu, L., Petersen, F., Lacroix, L. & Rousseau, C. (2010). Stimulating creative play in children with autism through sandplay. The Arts in Psychotherapy: An International Journal, 37, 56-64.

Martin, N. (2008). Assessing portrait drawings created by children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 25(1), 15-23.

Martin, N. (2009). Art therapy and autism: Overview and recommendations. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 26(4), 187-190.

Osborne, J. (2003). Art and the child with autism: Therapy or education? Early Child Development and Care, 173(4), 411-423.

Rostron, J. (2010). On amodal perception and language in art therapy with autism. International Journal of Art Therapy, 15(1), 36-49.

Saneei, A. & Haghayegh, S. A. (2011). Family drawings of Iranian children with autism and their family members. The Arts in Psychotherapy: An International Journal, 38, 333– 339.

Tipple, R. (2003). The interpretation of children’s artwork in a paediatric disability setting. International Journal of Art Therapy, 8(2), 48-59.

Peer-Reviewed Publications on Art Therapy School-Based Programs That Include Autism

Isis, P. D., Bush, J., Siegel, C. A. & Ventura, Y. (2010). Empowering students through creativity: Art therapy in Miami-Dade County public schools. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 27(2), 56-61.

Lister, S., Tanguay, D., Snow, S. & D’Amico, M. (2009). Development of a creative arts  therapies center for people with developmental disabilities. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 26(1), 34-37.

NB:  This report describes the development and purpose of The Centre for the Arts in Human Development in Montreal, Canada.

Nelson, C. L. (2010). Meeting the needs of urban students: Creative arts therapy in Jersey City public schools. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 27(2), 62-68.

Books or Book Chapters

Betts, D. J., Harmer, R. & Schmulevich, G. (2014). The contributions of art therapy in treatment, assessment, and research with people who have autism spectrum disorders. In V. Hu (Ed.), Frontiers in autism research: New horizons for diagnosis and treatment (pp. 627-654). Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific.

Gabriels, R. L. (2003). Art therapy with children who have autism and their families. In C. A. Malchiodi (Ed.), The handbook of art therapy (pp. 193-206). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Karkou, V. (2009). Arts therapies in schools: Research and practice. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Martin, N. (2009). Art as an early intervention tool for children with autism. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Martin, N. & Betts, D. J. (2011). Art therapy approaches to treating autism. In K. Siri & T. Lyons (Eds.), Cutting edge therapies for autism, 2011-2012 (2nd ed.) (pp. 56-60). New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

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