My experience with severe handicapped is only from
substitute teaching. Spend a great deal of time this
summer researching and talking with the district
specialists. Each one of the students will have a very
detailed educational plan and your lessons should fit
with that plan. I have one lesson that will work for
them - all of them. Find out if your school has a
digital camera and I will write it all up. You will
also need access to computer and printer - but that
part you can do yourself (although it would be nice if
the kids could at least see what you will be doing
with their digital portraits). I do know this lesson
works with severe handicapped
students as another list member tried it with great
success. Get back with me.
Search Getty Archives for September 2004 - just glance
through subject heads - as that is when severe
handicaps was discussed. You will also want
to become familiar with this artist and use him for
inspiration with your students.
Here is his personal web site where you can get to
know him better: Use your judgment on how much of this
site you will share with your students....but
he certainly has a lot to say.
Now this is just for Donna:
When you post to the list - write in a clear subject
line so we know what you want. Many list members just
delete message that are Re: digest. Notice
how I changed this one to "working with
multihandicapped". I am sending this to you off list,
too, since I know you are a digest user. (I always add
the list member name in subject line - but you don't
have to do that)
>> I am so appreciative for the information given
graciously to me.
Yes - the info has all been given graciously now
(grin).... I am saving this to ask you for a lesson
plan later, though (chuckles). I have spent a great
deal of time on your topic (with many hours to
come)...and will ask you to "pay it forward" -- Deal?
I only work this hard now for lessons I really
want on Incredible Art Department - and Special Needs
lessons are needed. Oh..... I will also ask you to
read your Getty mail from now on - You never know when
a post might be made now that will help you (smile). I
personally do not repost information (unless it is
just a link on IAD). Getty is not archiving post right
now - so listen all summer long - and on into the
school year. Posts may be archived again by the end of
----- Original Message -----
I am so appreciative for the information given
graciously to me. Thank you Judy Decker, Pam, and
Gail. The students I will be teaching are grades 1-5.
They have varying disabilities from mild to severe. I
only know of a few disabilities (autism, and MR as
well as multiple physical disabilities)......
Donna in Florida