This has always been one of the most powerful aspects of art
education; that is, its ability to allow students to create, express,
and perform in their own unique manner. Of course there are always
parameters for quality and excellence. We must be careful in our
effort to understand students' special characteristics that we do not
limit them to those pre-determined definitions.
I have found after 24 years in the business, that the definitions for
specialities and even "handedness" are as nebulous and subjective as
the most current research or "movement". (Ie.; it will change by next
month). Glean what you can, but look to your own observations for the
appropriateness of it all. The important things remain meeting the
needs of all students through quality art education as they move into
the 21st century.