By Rawley Silver
Artwork as Language merges a effortless layout and the original evaluation and remedy practices lengthy linked to the author....By reviewing stories of youngsters, youth and adults struggling with a variety of impairments and accidents, the writer essentially demonstrates the wide applicability of stimulus drawing assessments."-"Family treatment: The magazine of the California Graduate college of relations Psychology "In" paintings as Language, artwork therapist Rawley Silver demonstrates using the visible medium as a linguistic parallel to verbal or written communique. the writer acknowledges that language expands and enables inspiration, yet she successfully illustrates the lifestyles of high-level pondering in its absence. through the ebook, she demonstrates the usefulness of drawing as an expressional software for sufferers who're not able or unwilling to precise themselves throughout the traditional use of language." paintings as Language merges a uncomplicated structure and the original evaluate and remedy practices lengthy linked to the author.."-Adolescence, v. 36, no. one hundred forty four, iciness 2001 ..."this e-book includes priceless information regarding equipment for reading creativity, intelligence, ideas, and emotions with no based completely on language. The writing is obvious and available, and helps assessments and theories with secific study and present references."-Malinda Eccarius, M.S., C.E.D., The Volta assessment "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 demonstrate emotional concerns which could impression cognition. ... not just has [she] awarded a device for review sponsored by means of good learn, butalso a powerful purpose for the necessity for persevered paintings reviews all through an individual's lifestyles span."-Linda Jo Pfeiffer, E., ATR-BC " the humanities IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, a global magazine, quantity 29, no 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 show emotional matters which could impression cognition. Silver's wide paintings with listening to impaired young ones supplied the impetus to enhance an artwork overview that can pass language and review the intelligence of language impaired participants. The illustrations and figures used in the course of the textual content offer reliable examples of the developmental adjustments that happened as scholars improved via an art-based curriculum. not just has Silver awarded a device for overview sponsored by means of reliable learn, but in addition a powerful intent for the necessity for persevered artwork stories all through an individual's lifestyles span."-Linda Jo Pfeiffer, Ed.D., ATR-BC, Chairperson, Miami-Dade County Public faculties
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First published in 1988 (Silver, 1988b), it has been used as a Copyrighted Material 34 Stimulus Drawing Assessments FIGURE 2-13. "First response by jon, age 8, . " semistructured interview technique, as well as a tool to uncover masked depression. In the 1993 edition (Silver, 1993a), a second set of 14 different stimulus drawings, Form B, was added to provide a second scored response for use in therapeutic programs. DAS is based on the theory that strongly negative responses are associated with clinical depression.
It was not clear whether neutral responses were associated with depression. The depressed women and girls tended to draw ambiguous or ambivalent fantasies. Copyrighted Material ~ ~ Cii ~ 0.. Cii ::J- <0" ~ ...... 85% 80 85 90 95 100% FIGURE 2-15 . Comparing strongly negative responses to the Draw a Story task by 350 depressed and nondepressed subjects. Depressed Children/Adolescents (n = 35) Learning-Disabled Adolescents (n Emotionally Disturbed (n = 74) Children/Adolescents Depressed Adults (n Normal Children/Adolescents (n = 11 7) Elderly Adults (n Deaf Children/Adolescents (n = 18) 38 Stimulus Drawing Assessments Reliability Retest Reliability When l2 children were retested after an interval of two years, 11 of the 12 received the same scores.
Concerning learning disabled children and adolescents are in Chapter 4. Hearing impaired children and adolescents are discussed in Chapter 5 and brain-injured adolescents and adults are the focus of Chapter 6, and uses of humor in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 presents the developmental techniques that were used. Part ill reviews quantitative studies and the data collected from groups of typical and atypical respondents. Chapter 9 reviews studies of age and gender differences in responses by adolescents and adults in detention facilities, responses by children, adolescents, and adults with clinical or masked depression in schools or hospitals, by children with auditory or language impairments in special schools, and by learning disabled students in special schools, or in specialized programs in public schools.