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Art for Children and Adults with Disabilities - Lessons Art: KinderArt ®

Art for Children and Adults with Disabilities - Lessons Art: KinderArt ®
SPECIAL ARTISTS Note: Grade levels are given as a guideline only. Lessons are always adaptable. KinderArt® features many activities and lesson plans which have proven successful with children and adults with disabilities. In order to help those who work with special children and adults, we have listed a few appropriate activities here in one place. In addition, at the bottom of this page, we have provided you with links to resources specifically designed for children and adults with special needs. If you have some ideas/tips to share, please send them to us. Depending on their level of ability, children and adults with disabilities will be able to attempt the following activities. Crayon Resist Students can use crayons and paint to make delightful crayon resist pictures. Leaf by Leaf Students can create a tree using different leaf cut outs. Musical Art By drawing or painting to music, students will learn to identify the similarities between music and art. Very Special Children


The Next Attention Deficit Disorder? Correction Appended: December 4, 2007 With a teacher for a mom and a physician's assistant for a dad, Matthew North had two experts on the case from birth, but his problems baffled them both. "Everything was hard for Matthew," says Theresa North, of Highland Ranch, Colo. Top 10 Sensory Play Ideas from 2011 I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas break! I am going to be posting some Top 10 posts over these next few days to highlight what were YOUR favourite ideas from The Imagination Tree in 2011. Here are the 10 most popular sensory play posts from the site this year, as shown by the number of views they received.

Fun & Games / Preschool Favorites Building Skills These activities are especially appealing to preschoolers. They help children build and strengthen a variety of basic learning skills. Each page includes simple instructions for use. Many activities can help strengthen more than one skill. VSA - Education - The John F The resources listed here are designed to help educators and parents gain more useful information on the relationship of arts, education, and disabilities, especially for children with disabilities. As a leader in arts, education, and disabilities, VSA has produced programmatic resources that have proved invaluable to educators and parents alike. Forums and Conferences

Learning about Sensory Integration Dysfunction: Strategies to Meet Young Children's Sensory Needs at Home Practitioners and parents are seeking ways to help children who are not able to integrate sensory information; this has generated recent media attention. A child's inability to integrate sensory information can have implications for the whole family and their everyday routines. Research conducted by occupational therapists has provided a rich foundation on sensory processing and the dysfunctions of this process in young children. However, the majority of evidence-based research addresses children 3 years of age and older.

Sensory Play Activities learning 4 kids Loads of fun ideas for learning through play at home You are here: Home / Archives for Sensory Play Activities Easter Sensory Box Posted by Janice on March 26, 2014 1 Comment Free Kindergarten Graduation Speeches Home >> Graduation Speeches >> Kindergarten Graduation Speeches I hope to give you the best ideas to help you make a graduation speech that the graduates love! The best overall approach is to make sure the graduates will identify with, and understand, what you are saying. Keeping your speech ‘real’ will work so much better. Also you should try to create a bright, enthusiastic, fun, warm and welcoming speech. Adaptions 4 Kidz Junior loves glitter, its messy, sparkly, and fun to feel, so that makes it perfect as far as Junior is concerned.A few years ago we tried glittering our pumpkin and since then Junior has to have a glitter pumpkin every fall. We can have others decorated differently but we still have to have one covered in glitter. Be warned this is one messy activity but still lots of fun and you end up with a very sparkly pumpkin(probably also a sparkly kid, carpet, chair, table, etc. ) To start you need a pumpkin(preferably one with a stem, we learned that the hard way yesterday), glue, a small dish, paint brush, and glitter. The pumpkin Junior decorated yesterday only had glitter on it. Typically we use puff paint and write his name on it first( or some little design).

Sensory processing disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Example of how visual, auditory and somatosensory information merge into multisensory integration representation in the superior colliculus Sensory processing disorder (SPD; also known as sensory integration dysfunction) is a condition that exists when multisensory integration is not adequately processed in order to provide appropriate responses to the demands of the environment. Sensory integration was defined by occupational therapist Anna Jean Ayres in 1972 as "the neurological process that organizes sensation from one's own body and from the environment and makes it possible to use the body effectively within the environment".[3][4]

still parenting: Make light catchers We're always looking for ways to bring nature exploration indoors during the winter months. Here's the latest--I made a natural specimen set this week for the light table. (Instructions below.) But then our basement flooded on one side and the sewer backed up on the other.