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Art with Students with Special Needs

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Annie Pakes

on 7 October 2013

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Exploring Art with Special Needs Students
Serving ID-S Students
(Intellectually Disabled - Severe)
Visually Impaired Students
Using Technology with Students with Disabilities
In Conclusion...
Students with ADD/ADHD
The more you know...
How can I best help my special needs students?
Attend IEP meetings
Collaborate with parents to support the student
Focus on what they CAN do
Sensory, sensory, sensory
Locate helpful resources on the topic: Books, Websites, Colleagues, Veteran teachers
What is ADD?/ADHD?

"The purpose for adapting or changing curricula and teaching and learning strategies for students with disabilities is to help them achieve at their highest level, and to prepare them to function as independently as possible."

~ North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction
"Although course requirements are the same for exceptional students and non-exceptional students, the instruction must be tailored to meet each student's individual needs. Instruction varies from student to student so curricula may vary also. The key to all education for students with disabilities is the Individualized Education Plan."

~North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction

Using the Sense of Smell...
... and possibly taste too :)
“…significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.” [34 CFR §300.8(c)(6)]
*source: http://nichcy.org/disability/specific/intellectual
Until Rosa’s Law was signed into law by President Obama in October 2010, IDEA used the term “mental retardation” instead of “intellectual disability.” Rosa’s Law changed the term to be used in future to “intellectual disability.” The definition itself, however, did not change. Accordingly, “intellectual disability” is defined as…
Definition of “Intellectual Disability” under IDEA

The students that I teach possess multiple intellectual and physical disabilities and thus are labeled with IQs significantly lower than 70, but they possess so much joy and love that is unquantifiable.
A Presentation for the 2013 NCAEA Conference by:
Eliza Hearn, Annie Pakes, Deanna Brancaccio and Erica Kendrick
Making Connections Through Contact Paper
Stamping Their Marks on the World
Know your Students!
Fancy Tools
P.I.A.F (Picture in a Flash)
Tactile Drawing Board
Visio Book
Artsy Thinking
Use what you have already in your Art Room
Glue gun
Puffy paint
Screen board

How do you teach Visual Art
to students who are Visually Impaired?
"I Close My Eyes in Order to See"
How much vision does your student have?
Choose a good seat for our student based on his or her needs
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
A brain disorder that may cause a student to have trouble with concentration and ability to complete tasks.

What are the main symptoms?

Hyperactivity, Restlessness, Inattention, Impulsiveness
Spacey, Internally preoccupied, Low motivation
Low self-esteem, Social isolation,
Short attention span
Restlessness - fidgets and squirms in their seat
Easily Distracted
Doesn't seem to listen to instructions
Has problems completing things
What are the Main
Challenges for Teachers?
Tactile/sensory activities
Visual stimulation

Things to Remember when
Teaching ADD/ADHD Children:
Painting to Music (tempera, watercolor, or shaving cream)
Texture Collage / Texture Box
Sculpture (marshmallows/toothpicks)
Modeling Clay
Scented Markers
Make musical instruments
Lesson Plan Ideas
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