In this paper the philosophy, rationale, components, methods of implementation, instruments of evaluation, and preliminary results of a six months psychoeducational program in the SEN area will be described and analyzed. The program combined art-based and counseling methods in a resilient inclusive perspective. It aimed at helping children with special educational needs (SEN) and at risk of serious social-emotional-learning problems to better develop their social, emotional, and academic skills and be fruitfully included in their school social, academic life. A prior- post intervention research design was adopted and standardized psychometric scales were used to asses students’ psychosocial, academic functioning and evaluate the intervention program efficiency The results of the qualitative part of the study showed a significant improvement of most students in critical areas of their functioning. Art-based techniques embedded within a wider school-based counseling inclusive project can be a very promising practice in promoting the social and academic well-being of students with SEN and difficulties.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Braga 2014 Embracing Inclusive Approaches for Children and Youth with Special Education Needs Conference|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2014|
|Event||Braga 2014 Embracing Inclusive Approaches for Children and Youth with Special Education Needs Conference - Braga, Portugal|
Duration: 12 Jul 2014 → 17 Jul 2014
|Conference||Braga 2014 Embracing Inclusive Approaches for Children and Youth with Special Education Needs Conference|
|Period||12/07/14 → 17/07/14|