By Rawley Silver
Artwork as Language merges a simple layout and the original overview and therapy practices lengthy linked to the author....By reviewing experiences of kids, young people and adults being affected by a number of impairments and accidents, the writer in actual fact demonstrates the vast applicability of stimulus drawing assessments."-"Family remedy: The magazine of the California Graduate institution of kinfolk Psychology "In" paintings as Language, artwork 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 concept, yet she successfully illustrates the lifestyles of high-level pondering in its absence. during the publication, she demonstrates the usefulness of drawing as an expressional software for sufferers who're not able or unwilling to specific themselves during the traditional use of language." paintings as Language merges a basic structure and the original overview and remedy practices lengthy linked to the author.."-Adolescence, v. 36, no. one hundred forty four, wintry weather 2001 ..."this booklet includes worthy information regarding tools for analyzing creativity, intelligence, options, and emotions with no based solely on language. The writing is obvious and available, and helps checks and theories with secific study and present references."-Malinda Eccarius, M.S., C.E.D., The Volta overview "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 matters which could influence cognition. ... not just has [she] awarded a device for evaluate subsidized through good study, butalso a robust reason for the necessity for persevered artwork studies 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 awarded an in-depth examine how artwork can be utilized to evaluate spatial intelligence and demonstrate emotional matters which can effect cognition. Silver's broad paintings with listening to impaired youngsters supplied the impetus to increase an paintings evaluate which can skip language and evaluation the intelligence of language impaired participants. The illustrations and figures used during the textual content offer sturdy examples of the developmental adjustments that happened as scholars advanced via an art-based curriculum. not just has Silver awarded a device for review sponsored by way of strong study, but in addition a robust reason for the necessity for persisted paintings reports all through an individual's lifestyles span."-Linda Jo Pfeiffer, Ed.D., ATR-BC, Chairperson, Miami-Dade County Public faculties
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According to the linguist, Roman Jakobson ( 1964), selecting and combining are the two fundamental operations underlying verbal behavior. Disturbance in the ability to select words is evident in receptive language disorders. Disturbance in the ability to combine words into sentences is evident in expressive language disorders. According to the neurologist, Antonio Damasio ( 1994), patients with frontal lobe brain injury, may become unable to choose effectively, a defect often accompanied by a reduction in emotional reactivity.
The sample of normal men and women did not differ significantly. 05). 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.
D Correlations Among the Stimulus Drawing Assessments The three assessments use virtually the same task and rating scale to assess emotional content, but present different stimulus drawings in different arrays. This raises the question of whether different arrays of stimulus drawings affect the emotional content of responses to the task. In other words, do the assessments measure the same construct? If so, DAS users could use the DAS task to assess cognitive skills, and SDT users could use its Drawing from Imagnation task to screen for depression.