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Re: [teacherartexchange] Need help with student who has degenerative neurological disease.


From: Rebecca Burch (mamallama_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Nov 10 2005 - 17:56:23 PST

Thanks, Ann! I will read up on ataxia. The parents are really
hostile with anyone who asks about his condition, so I guess I've got
a lot of sleuthing to do.

Expressionism would be great for him, wouldn't it? And he's in
drama, so maybe I should get him busy building theater sets.

Thanks again!


On 11/10/05, Ann Heineman <> wrote:
> Hello Rebecca,
> There are many kinds of degenerative neurological diseases. For your own
> information, try reading up on "ataxia" because that disorder seems to
> describe some of your student's problems with motor skills. I would
> recommend some projects involving weaving, printmaking, collage, papier
> mâché, etc. Show him and his classmates examples of art by the German
> Expressionists among other "free flowing" styles of expression.

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