ERIC Number: EJ789049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
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Designing Art Lessons for Children with Asperger Syndrome
Furniss, Gillian J.
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v107 n8 p20 Apr 2008
Asperger Syndrome (AS) and autism are two pervasive developmental disorders of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Individuals with AS may have exceptional speech and language abilities and difficulty establishing friendships with peers. The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states that all American children have the right to receive a free and appropriate education. Children with a pervasive developmental disorder who can demonstrate a high level of competency in the visual arts should be able to enroll in an inclusive art class. A visual arts program enables young artists with AS to improve skills and talents in their preferred activity and areas of interest. These students may be able to create equality art when the lesson plans are designed so that the objective is appropriate for their type of learning. In this article, the author discusses how to design art lessons for children with AS.
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Disabilities, Childrens Art, Art Education, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Federal Legislation, Art Teachers, Art Materials, Inclusive Schools, Studio Art
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act