Tips For Adapting Your Art Lesson Plan For Students With Special Needs

Posted October 11, 2016 @ 9:46pm by Danelle

Adapting art lessons for kids with disabilities can be difficult in day to day busy classrooms. It can be challenging and discouraging to find a way to adapt existing lessons and give students with special needs inclusive experiences. Many times the art experience for kids with...


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Tips for Assisting Special Needs Kids in Art Class

Posted March 21, 2016 @ 4:33pm by Danelle

Sometimes determining how much help to offer a student with special needs can be confusing and challenging. There are ways to do this that respect and value abilities and also give opportunities for students to learn new skills. Learning how to give assistance is a balance of...


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Tips For Teaching Art To A Group Of Special Needs Students

Posted January 18, 2016 @ 1:44pm by Danelle

When teaching a group of students with special needs it can be challenging to know how to structure your class to meet everyone’s abilities and needs. Here are some tips on what have worked for me.Structure like a studio art class with some structure and ideas but with options...


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Tips To Engage Students With Disabilities In Art

Posted August 11, 2015 @ 4:08pm by Danelle

Find a way to introduce a sensory element.Some kids get excited to use tactile, sensory items. They may like working with their hands and “connecting” with materials on this level. Think about ways you could translate the art lesson in a way that would provide...


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Tips For Teaching Art To Students With Disabilities In A Group Setting

Posted May 16, 2015 @ 11:16am by Danelle

If you are teaching a group of students with disabilities the challenge is to provide a quality art experience adapted to each individuals abilities, needs, and interests. This requires creativity, quick thinking and the ability to experiment and think on your feet. You are working with...


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Tips For Teaching Art To Kids With Autism

Posted January 1, 2015 @ 7:50pm by Danelle

Most kids with autism have not been exposed to quality art education experiences. Projects may have been adapted for them in ways that were oversimplified. They did not teach new skills or continue to grow their skills. Or kids were so overwhelmed and had to focus on overcoming challenges that they...


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