Hi Melissa, and others who specialize in adapted art teaching --
A 1st grade student's aide asked me a question today that I couldn't answer
-- thought I'd check with my knowledgeable net-buddies. The student always
draws the same symbol for the subject in her drawings -- two circles, two
legs and a face -- no matter if it's a picture of a person or an animal.
The aide was looking for suggestions to steer this girl toward developing a
more mature or varied drawing response. Is it possible (or desirable) to
teach children with disabilities how to draw "properly"?
Thanks for any insight you can give me!
Liz in rural NY