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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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Brainstorms

Brainstorms

RA Brainstorm: I am working on the topic of well-being for college students because I want to see if college students are knowledgeable about their well-being and self-care. I am working on the topic of stress relief because I want to know if college students are able to relieve stress and if so, then what they can do to relieve stress. I am working on the topic of art therapy because I want to know if creating art actually helps…

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Prospectus for Applied Project

Prospectus for Applied Project

For my Applied Project, I would like to figure out more on how doing just an hour or two of art can help relieve some stress for people. As a question, I would ask: Does making art for a short period of time cause any sort of stress relief? Being in college, and dealing with everyday stressors in life, people sometimes have trouble finding any sort of outlet for their emotions. Following my major, I would want to see if…

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Prospectus for Research Article

Prospectus for Research Article

  For my Research Article, I would begin by asking myself the question of: How does Art Therapy help Special Education in early childhood? If this hasn’t had any research to it, I would then ask the question: How could Art Therapy help Special Education in early childhood? My audience would go to guardians of children with disabilities, and potentially a broader audience that would benefit more from learning about this newer, innovative way of therapy.   My sentence for…

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