Continuing the theme of generalization and really applying all of those skills that your students have worked so hard on learning all year – let’s talk about art. Unfortunately, art class is sometimes cut for our general education buildings. Or if it’s not cut it’s underfunded, evicted from the classroom (and given the dreaded art cart), or our students only have art for a quick class period a week. So it’s our job to bring art into the classroom. Art can be a great way to tie in IEP goals of all kinds!
Through art projects you can target:
- color identification
- expressive and receptive vocabulary
- one to one correspondence
- fine motor skills
- social skills: turn taking, commenting, reciprocal questions, empathetic statements, and more
- problem solving
- listening and reading comprehension
- follow directions
- categorizing and associations
Let’s be real – there are probably more! Here are a few of my related throwback posts:
- Art Visual Resource Book for Children with Autism – my fav!
- Using Cartoons & Comics to Target Social Skills
- Q-Tip Crafts (can use this for any theme!)
- Spring Craft Rundown
- Crayon Melting Craft – free visual instructions
- Summer Craft Plans
What are your favorite ways to use art in the classroom?
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