The effects of art facilitation on the social functioning of people with developmental disability

Irene L. S. GOT, Sheung-Tak CHENG

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Abstract

A randomized control trial investigated the effects of art facilitation on the quality of life for Chinese adults with developmental disabilities. The outcome study participants were recruited from day activity centers in Hong Kong and were randomly assigned into an experimental group (n = 19) and a notreatment control group (n = 18). The 19 experimental group participants completed 12 art facilitation sessions. At posttest, they showed enhanced social relationship and language comprehension based on parent and staff ratings, as compared to control participants. No subjective gain was obtained in the participants' self reports. The potential benefits of art facilitation for people with developmental disability are discussed. Copyright © 2008 AATA, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-37
JournalArt Therapy
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Citation

Got, I. L. S., & Cheng, S.-T. (2008). The effects of art facilitation on the social functioning of people with developmental disability. Art Therapy, 25(1), 50-55. doi: 10.1080/07421656.2008.10129347

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