Aggressive behaviour of a young adult with cerebral palsy in a day care setting in Singapore

Rusly, Paula B (2012) Aggressive behaviour of a young adult with cerebral palsy in a day care setting in Singapore. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: Aggressive behaviour of a young adult with cerebral palsy in a day care setting in Singapore
Synopsis:

Aggressive behaviour in individuals with disabilities is often reported as challenging behaviour that causes difficulty in adjusting to institutional services and to society (Cooper et al., 2009; Reisse et al., Lakin et al., Hill and Bruininks, Bruininks et al. Szymansky et al. in Crocker et al., 2006). Study in this area, especially in the relevance of art therapy with individuals with multiple disabilities is often a neglected area (Rees, 1998), therefore further research is needed. This particular research is conducted by qualitative case study and is based on two phases of art therapy sessions. Phase one consisted of twenty four individual art therapy sessions. Phase two consisted of sixteen individual art therapy sessions and three family art therapy sessions that also included the client’s mother. The art therapy sessions were conducted by the writer with a young adult male client with cerebral palsy in a day care centre in Singapore. The hypothesis is that art therapy reduces the aggressive behaviour of a young adult client with cerebral palsy in a day care setting in Singapore. The client’s dynamic processes will be viewed through theories of intersubjectivity. Data triangulation, to enhance the validity of the research, will be explained in the discussion part. The purpose of this study is to develop current knowledge with regards to this specific population and to contribute to the development of the art therapy discipline within Asia and with specific relevance to the Singaporean context. This research paper shows that art therapy can reduce aggressive behaviour in a young adult client with cerebral palsy as discussed above. It also shows how this can be achieved.

Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Art Therapy
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2012 08:03
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2012 08:03
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/32

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