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Effect of Art Based Therapy on people with Autism Spectrum Disorder | Ms. Sonali Nalawade

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This April, Autism Awareness Month, We at MHT India bring to you a series of conversations with mental health professionals about the neurodevelopmental disorder; Autism and also look at the various therapies that are used by practitioners actually working in the field.

In this conversation, we talk to a professional who practices art based therapy; Ms. Sonali Nalawade and know from here more about the struggles faced by people on the spectrum. We also talk about this particular form of therapy, how art based therapy can help, and also discuss some “do at home” activities that can be extremely beneficial if done right. There are many activities that can be done under art based therapy, however, it’s always advisable to consult a professional before trying any of the same at home.

Watch the Full Video: Effect of Art Based Therapy on people with Autism Spectrum Disorder | Ms. Sonali Nalawade | MHT Conversations

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Mrs. Sonali Nalawade

Mrs Sonali Mahendra Nalawade is a Special Educator with a Masters’s as well as an MEd degree in Special Education. She is an Art Based Therapy practitioner who uses her knowledge and experience to bond with the child and then helps them express and communicate in ways that are acceptable to society. Mrs. Sonali also has 14 years of experience with the Indian population as well as overseas experience, specifically working with children who have special needs.

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