Document Type : Original Article

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Department of Clinical Psychology, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Received: March 2022                      Accepted: April 2022                      Published: July 2022

 10.22034/MBT.2022.342419.1014                                                      XML Files


Abstract

This study tended to determine the effectiveness of art therapy on learning disabilities of students. Learning disabilities are the most common reason for students to go to psychiatric clinics; these students are at higher risk for mental disorders such as anxiety, aggression, depression, and vague fears, etc. and neglect to treat learning disabilities leads to negative effects on their lives. Thus, this study tended to address these disabilities. The method was quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design with control group. The statistical population consisted of male and female elementary school students. The samples were 30 male and female students in two case and control groups who were matched based on gender and grade. The instruments were the Colorado Learning Disabilities Questionnaire and the Art Therapy Protocol, which included twelve painting and language learning sessions that were online due to closure of schools during the pandemic. The results of this study showed that art therapy had a positive and significant effect on learning disabilities of students and reduced these disabilities in students.

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