Art Based Neuro Science Program
Welcome! Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy is an arts-based, cognitive rehabilitation program offering studies in sensory processing as it relates to attention. Our Independent Study is available to you on line 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Once you are Registered you will enter the Study Center and have access to our 12 Chapter Course method of learning. As part of your individual training you will meet weekly with Dr. Del Giacco, Ph.D., LCAT for 12 weeks via Skype. You will earn 48 CEU's and 2 Certifications when completed. This is a comprehensive and intensive training program and only those who are independent learners should apply. Please review the Application for more detailed information or take a look at our Study Center lay out and content. Read more.....
About the Theory
The Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy applications combine current research in neuroscience "Processing Synaptic Plasticity from Visual Cortex to Hippocampus: Systems Integration in Spatial Information." Read more........
The program is designed for those that suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Dementia, and Post Concussive Syndrome. Other populations that have been helped; Autism Spectrum, Learning Disability, Attention Deficit disorder and Dementia. In addition, persons with a wide range of emotional problems have benefited from the use of The Therapeutic Drawing Series. The program tends to identify hidden sensory processing problems and with proper treatment anxiety and depression often become alleviated. As a by product of a cognitive rehabilitation program depression has been noted to improve. Read more...
The Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy (DAT) program is an arts based therapy, a multi-sensory, and a developmental program that utilizes the Therapeutic Drawing Series. We use the Therapeutic Drawing Series in a developmental process according to each client's level of tolerance and ability. This type of progression is believed to assist in rehabilitating the brain while improving attention, awareness and memory. Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy is designed to work within the primary areas of the brain that initially process shape, emotion and working memory: the amygdala and hippocampus. The overall design of the DAT program is to strengthen the lower sensory processing mechanisms of attention and to build a strong foundation for the encoding and decoding mechanism's that originate in the Limbic System. Read more...
Because we initially work within the client's Limbic system to help regenerate good cognitive functions, it is imperative that training be provided to those who implement the Therapeutic Drawing Series. Every client has different needs and expectations that is why understanding their history is very important. You may explore more about the Credentialing and Educational process by reviewing our application. Read more...
The video above is taken from a PBS Special on "Perception" in the 1990's. A young Chinese child had a high fever and lost most of the right side of his brain. The left side of his brain grew larger to accommodate the loss of his right side. What is also remarkable in this case is that the fellow's eyes have 20-20 vision. Not only is this possible via plasticity or new growth in the brain, but, it gives hope to many others with less extraordinary needs. Remember, the art work is done by a person who has only the left side of his brain.
The video above from You Tube is done by Graduate of this program Laura Cruz Celis, MS, MEd, CCC/SLP. Laura presented at our Conference At the Miami Dade Hospital Teaching College in 2005. The Title of her presentation is "Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy: The Scientific Bases"
The video above is a presentation that Dr. Del Giacco gave at several conferences. The presentation describes in detail what Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy is, what we study and how the applications are implemented. These and other video's maybe found on our You Tube Channel.
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