Assignment 4 Zoraida Black.rtf - Zoraida Black AC1902571 Creative Expression and Play Assignment 4 January 1 2020 Explain why it is important to have a

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Zoraida Black AC1902571 Creative Expression and Play Assignment 4 January 1, 2020 Explain why it is important to have a curriculum in art that accommodates diverse learners. 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 do 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). A student with visual impairments may not be able to see well or not at all when it comes to
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learning a simple task as art. Children with visual impairments may not be able to hold a crayon like other children but that they can use other textures to create art pictures. With this impairment, the curriculum needs to be adjusted to hands on learning activities. Keep in mind activities can help both student and teacher from becoming frustrated. When teaching art to visual impaired children make sure you tell the child who you are and let the child know when you are leaving to go somewhere else. Use art materials that help the child build strength, such
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