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Lesson Plans

Art for Orthopedically Impaired Students

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Roy Liebergen (rllieber)
Wed, 22 Jan 1997 20:42:34 -0600

I teach a class with 6 students, all are in wheel chairs and all have
limitations of upper body movements--i.e. they can only move one arm or
they have very limited movements of both arms, some need support to keep
their heads up. The children range from first grade to fifth grade, and
there is an aide that comes in with them. Besides their physical
disabilities some are also CD, LD and ED. (I get so nervous writing
this down because I am never quite up on what is "politically correct".)

I have never taught children with these disabilities before and I am
looking for ideas for them. Ideally, I would like them to do as much of
the work as possible themselves but I am willing to adapt ideas to my
kids needs and abilities. What has worked well for you?

I am particularly interested in lessons that involve some art history or
at least the study of a particular artist or style. I introduced
abstract expressionism to them and they were very successful even though
3 of the students are at the age where they want very much to do realism
but the physical ability is not there. (I am talking about drawing

This is long enough and I know you will help. Thank you, Carol

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