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Art Helps! To Significantly Reduce Stress.

Stress-related hormone cortisol lowers significantly after just 45 minutes of art creation By DREXEL UNIVERSITY  June 15, 2016 Whether you’re Van Gogh or a stick-figure sketcher, a new Drexel University study found that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body. Although the researchers from Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions believed that past …

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Understanding Sensory Overload & Meltdowns

 Sensory overloadoccurs when one or more of the body’s senses experiences over-stimulation from the environment. Many environmental elements impact an individual. Examples of these elements are bright lights, crowding, noise, mass media, technology, and the explosive growth of information. A child may present with some difficulty focusing attention and may show hyperactive behaviors. As a …

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Art Therapy

Active art-making can help enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Through these fun and engaging processes, more opportunities are created to help encourage communication; while also assisting the individual to improve excellent motor skills and sensory processing issues. Actively engaging your child in art-making activities for 15-20 minutes, at least two times per …

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