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RE:[teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: May 01, 2006


From: clarkda (clarkda_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue May 02 2006 - 04:44:49 PDT


Again, in regards to dysgraphia, when teaching my son (who is presently a
senior at OSU in Ohio, in architecture) art at high school level, ---I
required very disciplined drawings, with all the rules and tools, etc, to
teach him perspective (when he was in high school). He is 26 now and is
carrying way over a 3.0 in college. Teach it!!! Teach it!!! They are
bright and they want to learn!!!
They don't want it dumbed down. They want it the way everyone else is
getting it. You'll be pleasantly surprised at what they CAN do. He got
the technological help later. Now, he makes 3D models, hand drawings, AND
computer aided designs. BUT, the technology came later, in college, AFTER
he had learned the real deal. TEACH IT.

Donna in Ohio

Subject: Re: Dysgraphia
From: "Linda Watson" <>
Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 20:03:11 -0500
X-Message-Number: 8

I have a student with dysgraphia. He cannot draw realistically but does
very interesting work similar to Cy Twombly. Also, he discover he can
make very detailed clay sculptures. He works hard and that is what I care

Linda Watson

On Wed, 12 Apr 2006 14:56:40 -0500, Jenny Watlington
<> wrote:

> Does anyone at the high school level have advice for working with a
> student with dysrgraphia? I have a special ed dept who would like a
> 10th grader with this conditon to be in my class. He is extremely
> bright but his handwriting is really chicken scratch. They asked if he
> could do adaptive related work on the computer.
> I would like to have him if I can figure out how to make it work.
> Has anyone used a tablet and a paint program to to do anything
> related to shading or for painting alternatives or perspective
> drawing? If so I would need to put in a request for assitive
> technology soon.
> Peter Pritchard
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