ERIC Number: ED060653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Learning Disabled as a Creative Individual.
Ross, Samuel B., Jr.
A visual literacy program may be helpful in reaching the "learning disabled" (youngsters of average or above average intelligence who are not achieving on or above grade level). To carry out a good visual literacy program it is necessary to have many kinds of arts and crafts materials, a supply of newspapers and magazines in a learning resource center, cameras and darkroom equipment, typewriters, and tape recorders. Many "Show and Tell" activities related to all areas of study are possible with this equipment. Students who participate in these activities display a great deal of patience, discipline, and motivation. The activities also bring forth students' creativity and bring about a relaxed atmosphere in the classroom. As a result, students develop a better self-image and more interest in traditional education. Most important, they enjoy what they are doing. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Green Chimneys School, Brewster, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 1972