ARTWORK BY PATIENTS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE HOSPITALS - COALINGA FACILITY IN CALIFORNIA California Department of State Hospitals art therapy drawing of how a patient viewed empathy, from 2009 and 2015. https://www.facebook.com/pg/CaliforniaDSH/photos/?ref=page_internal
These soldiers at Walter Reed are making masks to reveal the hidden wounds of war. And to heal.
By taping a piece of paper vertically, you can create a great art activity that will promote hand grasp, wrist extension, forearm supination and shoulder flexion; as well as motor control and proprioception in the dominant hemiplegic upper extremity. You can also make it a challenge by testing balance and endurance while painting. Or grade it down by setting it up at table top level and giving external assistance.