There should be an occupational therapist in the district who can help
you with this child. Also, he probably has an IEP which you could read
and find out if there are an OT goals. Try to get the OT to work with
him and thereby teach you how to best modify and adapt tools. If the
parents are good advocates for him they might be able to help you get
someone in the classroom to act as a 1:1 for him. Find out if he has an
aide in the IEP.
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Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 8:03 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Inclusion of Special Needs in the art
I accepted a new position this fall in a high school that believes in
full inclusion. The course I am teaching is a a basic art class
focusing on the elements and principles of art. It is a prerequisite to
all higher level art classes. While I am well versed in dealing with a
wide variety of learning challenges, I am stumped with this one. I have
had a young man with severe physical limitations assigned to my class.
I feel he might be successful if I modify the lessons using a computer
but am stumped as to what to look for in programs he might be able to
use. Most of his work would be done using a joystick for cursor
control. Does anyone have suggestions? Please feel free to email me
directly- your suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
Cyndi in Wheaton
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