Date of Award

Fall 5-19-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MAE - Master of Arts in Expressive Therapies

Department

Expressive Therapies

First Advisor

Elizabeth Kellogg

Abstract

This literature review explores the positive effects of using an intermodal expressive arts therapy approach when working with children living with an acquired brain injury (ABI). This review outlines symptoms and difficulties children living with ABI experience, it introduces general brain structure, and provides evidence for the potential use of intermodal expressive arts therapy with this population. This review is intended as a tool kit for therapists who are not experienced in working with this client population. It will share research on surrounding expressive therapy modalities such as art, music, dance, drama, and expressive arts therapy; also referred to as intermodal therapy with the ABI population. In conclusion, it was found that the individual modality approaches are all beneficial for children and families living with an acquired brain injury and that more research is needed to support and intermodal approach.

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