Portrait drawings therapy

Windows of hope for children with autism spectrum disorder

Yap Bee Cheng, Amla Salleh, Kamaruzaman Jusoff

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    The paper reports a case study on the ability of a group of children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) in recognising face using potrait drawing technique. Sample comprised of four ASDs children and four non-ASDS children and eight teachers. Eight individual drawing sessions were conducted with the children sample. Data were collected using observations, interviews and Portrait Drawing Assessment (PDA) Instrument. Results showed that the two groups of children had different profile. The analysis was also able to identify the drawing developmental stage of each participant. The results imply that drawing technique has a potential to draw autistics children attention and teacing them to recognise faces. This paper concludes that potrait drawing session has a great potential to be an intervention for ASDs children developing communication. As the present study was the first for children with ASD in Malaysia therefore more evidences are required to confirm the finding.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)44-51
    Number of pages8
    JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
    Volume14
    Issue numberSPL ISS 4
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Keywords

    • Autistic spectrum disorders
    • Drawing developmental stage
    • Facial recognition
    • Iconic thinking
    • Potrait drawing assessment

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    Portrait drawings therapy : Windows of hope for children with autism spectrum disorder. / Cheng, Yap Bee; Salleh, Amla; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman.

    In: World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 14, No. SPL ISS 4, 2011, p. 44-51.

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    Cheng, YB, Salleh, A & Jusoff, K 2011, 'Portrait drawings therapy: Windows of hope for children with autism spectrum disorder', World Applied Sciences Journal, vol. 14, no. SPL ISS 4, pp. 44-51.
    Cheng, Yap Bee ; Salleh, Amla ; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman. / Portrait drawings therapy : Windows of hope for children with autism spectrum disorder. In: World Applied Sciences Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 14, No. SPL ISS 4. pp. 44-51.
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