Friday, November 24, 2017

Therapy

Horse Power

a horse
Including one or more horses as part of a treatment team may seem very 21st century, but the concept has been around for a very long time. In the 5th century BC, Hippocrates, the 'father of medicine' spoke of the horse as a healer, and throughout history we find many references to the physical and emotional benefits of having horses in your life.

Book Review: Selective Mutism In Our Own Words

This book is written from a personal perspective, and is very accessible for anyone with an interest in Selective Mutism (SM). Spread out over seventeen chapters, the book is full of insightful stories by people with SM.

THEATRE THERAPY AS AN APPROACH TO SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Boosting resourcefulness and optimism in people with disabilities, by highlighting their independence and involvement in the creative process, is one of the objectives of the author's concept of the theatre therapy named Theatre of Thought.

THE EIDETIC GROWTH MODEL: AN EMERGING INTERVENTION FOR CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR

People with intellectual disabilities (ID) can often have diverse and complex needs in terms of behaviour, health, emotional and social functioning (Alim 2011). It is known that people with ID are three to four times more likely to suffer from a range of psychiatric and behavioural disorders than the general population (Al-Sheikh 2011); people with ID have been found...

A GUIDE TO COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

Lisa Kurtz is a paediatric occupational therapist and is also the author of Visual Perception problems in children with AD/HD, Autism and other learning disabilities. She also wrote Understanding Motor Skills in children with Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism and other learning disabilities & Understanding controversial Therapies for Children with Autism, Attention Disorder & other learning difficulties. The author has 33 years...

ART therapy

The beginning of the profession of art therapy in England was after the Second World War; the first NHS appointment was in 1946, but the profession was not officially recognized in the UK health service until 1981. Therapists are now working in a wide range of services—acute psychiatry, addiction and alcohol counselling, social services, education, the hospice movement, intellectual...

Creative arts therapies service

An exciting new pilot project has recently been established by the Mountmellick Development Association in collaboration with a wide range of partners. Áthas is a creative arts therapies service delivered in the Laois and Offaly region to persons with a physical, intellectual, emotional, mental health and/or sensory disability. Funded until 2008, under the Enhancing Disability Services Program, the Áthas...

ART OF LIFE

The art room in the Mullingar Resource Centre is a hive of activity. It is a Monday afternoon and a group of eleven artists are exploring their individual interests and expressing them by making visual art. John has sketchbooks full of drawing, with colour and subject matter that is getting more sophisticated by the week. His sketchbooks travel everywhere...

MUSIC THERAPY: AN OLD ART, A NEW PRACTICE

Music therapy is a professional discipline practised in over 40 countries of the world. Music therapists are trained and qualified professionals and, in most countries, professional bodies are responsible for recognising and accrediting the university qualifications received by music therapy graduates. The music therapist uses improvised music, made up along with the client, and also songs, music listening and song...