Movement-based arts therapy for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Badr Alrazain, Ania Zubala, Vicky Karkou

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Abstract

This chapter presents the findings of a doctoral project aiming to design and introduce a culturally sensitive movement-based arts therapies programme in primary schools in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Findings based on interviews and questionnaires completed by parents and teachers suggest that the arts therapy approach adopted in this pilot study had a positive impact on the emotional wellbeing of young participants and thus, could have a preventative effect on developing depression in later life. We conclude that culturally sensitive arts therapies may be meaningfully introduced in the KSA, in schools and beyond.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArts Therapies in the Treatment of Depression
EditorsAnia Zubala, Vicky Karkou
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter4
Pages68-84
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781315454412
ISBN (Print)9781138210769
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2018

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