Cassidy Leja AC1608708 Creative Expression and Play E06V Assignment 04 December 15, 2017
Art is intended for all to enjoy and learn from. Through an art curriculum, phonics, mathematics, and readiness skills to name a few can be learned. With this curriculum, teachers can adapt the centers to teach those with diverse abilities such as emotional and intellectual challenges, visual impairments, hearing impairments and orthopedic impairments. "When children have a disability, it is common for people to approach it as a problem and become preoccupied with the things children cannot do (Whitehurst and Howells, 2006)". When the teachers have an art curriculum their goal is to include all children not exclude the children. "Inclusion is more than the type of school that children attend: it is about the quality of their experience, how they are helped to learn, achieve, and participate fully in the life of school (Roberts, 2006 page 25)". The importance of having a curriculum that accommodates diverse learners, it allows the child to learn at their own level or ability. A child with emotional and intellectual challenges may not have the verbal or comprehension skills or the ability to control their body as peers does. These children can express themselves in a creative way. Children with these challenges needs to be paired with a typical developing child. The teacher can use picture art books with the emotional and intellectual challenges. When the teachers use the art picture books they need to use a five-step sequence that develops their language skills. The steps are: 1. The Person, 2. The Object, 3. The Person, 4. The Action, and 5. The Sequence of the action (Alberto and Fredrick 2000).
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