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Re: need ideas for special students

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From: Judy Potter (jd-potter_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Aug 15 2003 - 06:38:13 PDT


Sara,

>They want to do Art. They want to feel successful.
>I would do this:
>Find out what the students can do and has done in the past.
>Ask to have their IEP explained to you.
>Ask if they are main streamed in other classes.
>Find out what, how, and where they have the done well in the past?
>Find out if they will have an aide all the time in art class.
>Find out what level they use the computer.
>Find out what other things they can manipulate by puffing, eye movement,
>voice command, or their own fingering, or hand, or muscle, or some body
>movement.
>
Great response and very helpful information to all of us who are working
toward inclusion and believe that children with disabilities need access
to the general education curriculum.

Judy Potter
Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood
Western Illinois University
Macomb, Illinois

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