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Final PLN

Final PLN

My original PLN plan was quite rigid, in my opinion. I think in order for me to keep up with it, I needed to stay on top of posting. I have no found that I am not very good at that. I had managed to post successfully every week on my Twitter, but ended up just plain forgetting to as the semester came to a close. By the beginning of April, I was putting this account on the back burner…

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Nerves!

Nerves!

My life so far is changing. Everything around me seems to be changing. My body is changing, my mind is changing. I was a completely different person years ago. High school was a complicated time for me. I was still figuring myself out. I am still figuring myself out. Only this time, I feel more comfortable with whatever the outcome will be. In all honesty, I never thought I would get this far. College for me was always something that…

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Ode to the Ceramics Studio

Ode to the Ceramics Studio

While working in the ceramics studio, I found that my life was changing right before my eyes. I finished several pieces that I would have never considered myself skilled enough to create. This being said, I had no idea the amount of talent and motivation I had to use this medium. My professors helped me stay motivated, helping me with advice along the way, and keeping me in the studio. I considered this medium a small part of my life…

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Applied Project

Applied Project

My Applied Project, much like my Research Article, involves stress and its intensity in the real world. Everyone lives with stress and goes through stressors during life. Because of this, I wanted to create something that can leave people thinking less about the stresses in their lives, and more about the wonderful things in life that they should be enjoying. My incorporation of art and therapy were vital in this project, as I found that the use of this can…

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Art Therapy and its Effectiveness of Stress Reduction for Children with Learning Disabilities (Autism and Down Syndrome)

Art Therapy and its Effectiveness of Stress Reduction for Children with Learning Disabilities (Autism and Down Syndrome)

Throughout a lifetime, people find themselves in stressful situations, where they find themselves stressed. As natural as a reaction this is, it seems that stress negatively effects anyone and everyone in some way. Stress affects people all over the world; it causes other disease and can shorten a life span. So why does it still seem to allude people when trying to alleviate symptoms of stress? When doing a simple Google search, thousands of articles pop up that state all…

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RA Outline

RA Outline

Introduction: Explain definition of Art Therapy Explanation of hypothesis/ main questions Art Therapy helps people relieve stress in children with disabilities more than other therapies. Also: How much more helpful is this type of therapy compared to others (ex. Talk therapy?)? ¬†¬†Topics discussed will be mentioned Stress/ management of stress/ poor management of everyday life Disabilities/special needs in children Their stress in life compared to other children Lack of help for children in the schools Other comparisons Current education/ special…

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Summary Synthesis

Summary Synthesis

My title for IDS is Expressive Arts. I am planning to use this title to eventually become an Art Therapist. When making this degree, I wanted to incorporate Art and Psychology to make something of a therapeutic version of psychology by the involvement of art. This being said, I decided to make my Research Article and my Applied Project join and connect. For these projects, my main focus was stress reduction. For my Applied Project, I decided to create a…

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Updated PLN Part 2

Updated PLN Part 2

Coming closer to the end of this semester, I am finding myself much more introspective while awaiting graduation in May. This has been a stressful four years, with stressors taking over all the way up until I receive my diploma. Within the next 6 months, I will (hopefully) graduated school and begin my first full-time job at New England Center for Children. This job consists of teaching children and students ranging from the ages of 6 years old to 22…

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Precis

Precis

I will be working on an informative article for an audience of high school-age to anyone older who has some education. My essay will be using APA-style, because that is the typical form of citation in my field. Not only this, but I will include research studies I have found, cited, in order to further back up my original thought for my paper. My general question of choice was: I am working on the topic of helpfulness of Art Therapy…

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Updated PLN

Updated PLN

Over the past few weeks, I have found myself growing more overwhelmed thinking about graduating. This has given me a sense of stress, to which I am experiencing unfavorable emotions. This being said, I needed to figure out a way to allow myself some relief. Luckily, I have some work that needs to be made up from last semester in my Ceramics course. This has provided me the perfect outlet for my stress. I will go into the studio with…

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