All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) is organising a national workshop on “Creative Art Therapy for Children with Special Needs- When words are not enough” from August 29 to September 2.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together the rehabilitation professionals like special educators, speech language pathologists, and psychologists working for children with special needs on a common platform. The workshop also aims at creating awareness and provides training on various creative art therapies for rehabilitation of children with special needs.
In the recent times researches have shown benefits of using alternative therapies such as creative art therapies or expressive art therapies for training children or adults with special needs. Art based therapy is defined as the clinical and evidence-based use of art-forms (music, drama, and visual arts) to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. It is the practice of using imagery, storytelling, dance, music, drama, poetry, movement, and visual art together. This integrated way nurture human growth, development, and healing. It helps in regaining innate capacity as human beings for creative expression in artistic form.
Eminent persons like Anubha Harlalka-Doshi, Founder Director Artsphere, from Pune, a Dancer, Psychologist, Art Based Therapist and Reiki Master; Supritha Aithal, Speech and language pathologist, AIISH Alumini & Dance Movement Therapist from Sabari Vidyashram, Pondicherry, and Varun Venkit, Founder Director Taal Inc. from Pune, a Drum circle therapist who have ample experience in their respective fields with practical exposure will be serving as resource persons for the workshop.