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spec. ed child success

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Rdunkelart_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 17:36:42 PDT


Had a wonderful experience with the special ed child I described a day or two
back.
He has minimal skills - more on preschool level but is in my 5th grade art
class.
I have asked everyone I know what and how to do things with him. Judy of Sax
recommended her page of special adaptive art tools and I was thinking of some
special scissors. At lunch I sat next to our Parents as Teachers and told
her about
Bryce - she took a great interest in him and during our art class time she
and her
assistant came in to observe him and !!! brought two pair of "squissers".
Bryce
was working on a collage and I had drawn a red oval around the statue of
liberty
for him to cut on . the first one was cut with regular scissors and was a
mess.
When the squissers arrived and he tried them on the red oval around the
Statue of Liberty he cut perfectly and let out a whoop of JOY. He realized
he
had done something really well and was sooooo pleased with himself. This
particular
pair is very small and "cheap" as the PAT teachers buy them in dozens. I
believe
Sax has them in a large size and better quality - want to buy a good pair
now~!!!

Hearing a child give out a whoop of triumphant joy is just the frosting on my
paycheck!!! Better than money! Roberta

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