Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 201–214 | Cite as

Poetry Therapy and Adolescents with Learning Disabilities: New Directions in Special Education

  • Alexandra Hieb


This paper is a descriptive study of the use of poetry therapy with adolescents who have learning disabilities. The issues of receptive and expressive language disabilities are addressed. The use of poetry in special education was found to be an effective method of facilitating the students’ identification of their needs and expression of their feelings.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandra Hieb
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  1. 1.Las VegasUSA

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