The basis of ABT lies in Indian Psychology and Ethics, Studies of Human Development, Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Neurosciences. It is a therapeutic and a healing technique that aims to improve the physical, emotional, and social skills of the child.
Artistic tools such as visual art, dance and movement, story-telling and puppet shows, games and rhymes are employed to keep the children engaged during therapy. This technique improves the focus and attention span, cognition, communication, expressive and receptive language. It enhances motor planning, co-ordination and mood regulation response time and also aids in appropriate social response and engagement.
Arts-Based Therapy is an experiential form of therapy that involves the whole body, mind and senses. Rather than focusing on the specific impairment of the individual, it views the individual as a whole.
In school, the children are assessed and based on the assessment the therapeutic goals are defined and the ABT activities are structured and designed to achieve the goals through fun activities and sessions. ABT is done twice a week and care is taken to ensure that the children explore all the different artistic methods to make the sessions interesting, effective and fun.