Therapy experiences Germany

Puppet therapy experiences
Europe
Germany
CHILDREN WITH SPASMODIC PARALYSIS
Barbara Scheel. Puppeteer, psychologist and pedagogue. Frankfurt (7)
info@babuschka-theater.de
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"These patients often sit in wheelchairs and can move with great difficulty.
It is necessary to give them a puppet that will allow them to raise their arm. 
So I gave them a puppet dog (soft and furry). With one hand they can grab their body and with the other they can lift one leg or move their tail.
These patients walk this animal for hours. 
I chose the dog because the kids really like dogs. They can be a very important identifying figure with these patients. They can make the dog talk, tell him stories…
It is also good to work this pillow. (a pillow that unfolds the head of an animal).
It is very sweet to touch and the children who are maladapted like to handle it. 
Puppets are also used to work with a mirror. There are children with disabilities who do not want to look in the mirrors. When they have a puppet with them, they are so focused on it in front of the mirror that they can start looking at each other without fear. ”

(7) PUPPET AND THERAPY. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Number 14 - 1982

 
 

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