By Rawley Silver
Artwork as Language merges a hassle-free layout and the original evaluate and therapy practices lengthy linked to the author....By reviewing experiences of kids, teenagers and adults being affected by a number of impairments and accidents, the writer truly demonstrates the extensive applicability of stimulus drawing assessments."-"Family treatment: The magazine of the California Graduate college of family members Psychology "In" artwork as Language, artwork therapist Rawley Silver demonstrates using the visible medium as a linguistic parallel to verbal or written verbal exchange. the writer acknowledges that language expands and allows concept, yet she successfully illustrates the lifestyles of high-level considering in its absence. during 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." artwork as Language merges a common structure and the original review and therapy practices lengthy linked to the author.."-Adolescence, v. 36, no. a hundred and forty four, iciness 2001 ..."this e-book comprises helpful information regarding tools for analyzing creativity, intelligence, recommendations, and emotions with no based fullyyt on language. The writing is apparent and obtainable, and helps checks and theories with secific learn 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 show emotional matters which could impression cognition. ... not just has [she] offered a device for evaluation subsidized via stable study, butalso a robust purpose for the necessity for endured artwork studies all through an individual's lifestyles span."-Linda Jo Pfeiffer, E., ATR-BC " the humanities IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, a global magazine, quantity 29, number one, 2002 "In this concise and well-documented textual content, Silver has awarded an in-depth examine how paintings can be utilized to evaluate spatial intelligence and demonstrate emotional matters that could effect cognition. Silver's broad paintings with listening to impaired young children supplied the impetus to strengthen an paintings evaluation which can pass language and evaluation the intelligence of language impaired participants. The illustrations and figures used through the textual content supply stable 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 via sturdy examine, but additionally a powerful intent for the necessity for endured artwork reviews all through an individual's lifestyles span."-Linda Jo Pfeiffer, Ed.D., ATR-BC, Chairperson, Miami-Dade County Public colleges
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Egg peck then open . Egg floor. The chick walk. Go away," by Tom, age 8. To determine the reliability of this assessment, three registered art therapists independently scored 24 responses, four drawings selected at random from each of six populations of children and adults. 924 and . 549. 80 denotes 80% agreement beyond chance. Thus the scale seems to be a dependable measure for evaluating the emotional and cognitive content of responses to the stimulus drawing task by children and adults. Studies that indicate how and why this assessment has been used in th erapy, development, and assessment are summarized in this book in Parts II and III, and in the test manual.
At age 8 Jon drew Figure 2-13, " ... " At age 10, Jon drew "The man who landed in the volcano. " (Fig. 2-14). These and the other responses seem to indicate that the negative feelings they expressed through drawings, reflect characteristic attitudes rather than passing moods. In a second study, 12 of 24 presumably normal children who had responded with strongly or moderately negative fantasies were retested after an interval of one month. Seven of the 12 drew strongly or moderately negative responses on both occasions, 3 had higher scores, and 2 had lower scores.
D Draw-A-Story: Screening for Depression and Age or Gender Differences The main purpose of the Draw-A-Story (DAS) assessment is to identify respondents who may be depressed (Silver, 1993a) . Form A includes 14 stimulus drawings drawn from both the SDT and Stimulus Drawings & Techniques. 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.
Art as Language: Access to Emotions and Cognitive Skills through Drawings by Rawley Silver