can art education help all students succeed?
presents a new way for students to communicate and solve problems.
The visual image becomes the story the child has to tell. I have
been fortunate to be able to have children with disabilities in
my class. I learn so much from them. After consulting with one student's
teacher to determine what his educational needs were, I implemented
several adaptive devices using technology to work with him. I found
that Cubism made him smile! He would come to my room and touch the
Picasso prints. Using a software program, I created a Picasso overlay
and a computer program that he could use in the art unit. Over time,
he gained a familiarity with the program and my room. He expressed
excitement ….. it was a wonderful thing to see."