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Running workshops and teaching lessons for children with special needs in both urban and rural areas

Currently, I'm working on researching positive impacts for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through art inventions, art therapy, and creative arts, etc. By teaching and running different focuses of lessons and workshops for children with ASD, I have been exploring how we create better social inclusion for children with special needs.

 

The current research area includes:

“Family Sculpture Therapy”,

"Sand Tray Therapy "

“Puppetry”,

“Language for Children with Autism”,

“Painting, opening the Window to the Heart”, etc.

Scope

Art Therapy, Creative Arts, Inclusive Education,  Child Poverty, Social Change, Social Justice

Research Methods:

Participatory Research
Experimental Research
Field Studies
Case Study
Stereotype Research

Research Locations:

Working with Sunners Studio, Wuhan University, running regular workshops and doing research for children with ASD in the community 

(Sunners Studio is 
an NGO with over 20 years of experience in caring for rural children and children with special needs); 

Teaching and doing research at the ​Jiangan Auxiliary Reading School and Wuhan Xiluo Children's Rehabilitation Centre, focusing on using a variety of creative arts to bridge the gap between children with special needs and the outside world, such as sculpture, music, drama, and painting.

Jiangan Auxiliary Reading School is the only school in the district with a nine-year compulsory education system for students with intellectual disabilities in Hubei. Wuhan Xi Le Children's Rehabilitation Centre is a non-profit public welfare organization (NGO) registered by the civil affairs department, and it is a school for the education, rehabilitation, and treatment of special children (adolescents) in the Wuhan area.


Remote Cooperation School: 

Hua Chu Ao primary school, Chongyang County, Xian Ning city, Hubei Province, China

Xiaoliang Mountain School in Daxing Town, Sichuan Province, China

Daliang Mountain, Puge County, Liangshan Li Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province

Liji Primary School, Yaoji County, Wuhan city, Hubei Province, China

Yaoji Primary School, Yaoji County, Wuhan city, Hubei Province, China

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Painting, opening the Window to the Heart

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Clay Sculpture

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