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Re: special needs student

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ARopple_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Sep 27 2001 - 16:57:04 PDT


In a message dated 9/27/01 8:16:09 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
salnmike@foryou.net writes:

<< Anyone have any ideas for teaching a child who does not speak Engleis, is
deaf and doesn't sign yet, and has been adopted from another country
9situation grim) where she was not able to socialize? >>

What does this student do when given a paintbrush and paint? Or crayons? I
had a student last year that couldn't understand any English and had no one
to translate for him in the whole school. (8th grade.) He had culture
shock, but wasn't developmentally challenged, so it might be different. He
painted a composition that showed his experience of coming to the US. It was
neat, and we learned words for colors. I used the Internet with him to find
some common terms. He also loved clay. I think if you can engage her in a
medium that she can understand with a wordless demo, she might feel good
about it? Sounds like you need support with this!
Amy R.

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