University Presentation Showcase: Faculty Poster Gallery



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Spring 2016




This research assessed and explored a pattern art group for adolescents and young adults with ASD. Pattern art was chosen in hopes of capitalizing on strengths and interests in visual spatial apperception and patterning as well as providing a potentially relaxing leisure skill. Participants were asked to complete art activities before and after group as well as to report on their anxiety, mindfulness and quality of life, as well as to offer their perspective on each weekly art activity. Statistical analysis showed limited change from pre- to post- group. Qualitative analysis of the themes found in the written descriptions of the art projects, however, were of interest and will be presented.