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Re: input

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Judy Potter (Judy_Potter)
Tue, 7 Sep 1999 09:03:24 -0500

Hi Betsy,
I have definitely been in your situation and also thought: "the aide did a nice
job on her fingerpainting." Look at "ArtExpress: A Curriculum for Young Children
with Disabilities." It definitley does not advocate a teacher aide using the
hand-over-hand method of when the child is involved in activities. To find out
more about ArtExpress, log on to:

Judy Potter
Arts Curriculum Specialist
Expressive Arts Outreach Project
Subject: input
From: Rick <rlarson> at Internet
Date: 9/5/99 9:09 AM

Hi All, I need your input and expertise, please. I got a new student
last week in one of my kindergarten classes. He has special needs, and
I will read his IEP this week. From what I can gather, he is non-verbal,
has mild CP, has little to no fine motor , gets tired easily ( comes to
my room in a wagon so as not to get over tired). He is diapered. Comes
with an aide who is teaching him to sign, although he is only 5 and no
one can tell if any of this is registering with him. I am lacking in
experience as to what adaptive tools I should have. I cannot feasibly
work with him one on one, as there are 23 other Kinders in there with
him. I need your ideas, insights, and expertise. I have taught MI/MOMH.

We fingerpainted last week-for example- and his aide tried to move his
hands and fingers in the paint- ( she was actually hired to sign for him
and is also uncertain as to how to proceed). My thought was, "the aide
did a nice job on her fingerpainting.")
I appreciate any help you can offer. betsy