CEDFA has developed a booklet entitled, Fine Arts for All Students: A Quick Reference for Students with Special Needs, through a grant from the TEA Division of Special Education. This document outlines how fine arts educators can provide improved educational experiences for students with identified special needs. The publication can assist teachers with translating Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) into classroom and rehearsal hall practices to ensure that students with special needs demonstrate the Fine Arts Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
The Fine Arts TEKS require students to read, write, cooperate, define, analyze, identify, categorize, plan, and evaluate skills that can be difficult for students with special needs. Some of the instructional strategies in this booklet are simply effective teaching practices for all students, while others are highly specialized strategies that will facilitate learning for students with special needs.
Download Fine Arts for All Students: A Quick Reference for Students with Special Needs.