Art, specifically drawing, is a form of controlled communication and can be especially beneficial to a child with an autism spectrum disorder. For children that have difficulty with receptive language or sharing themselves verbally, drawing provides them a unique outlet.
Why do we expect art technique to be intuitive? Can you imagine going to statistics class and having the professor say – explore? Look at these numbers. Read these new problems and give it a go. Try and figure out how to make numbers do that. No explanation. Not even a text book.