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Art is essential in expanding the horizons of children beyond everyday life. Children that are exposed to art early, are known to do better and go further in life as art creates an inner connection within the child to its outer environment.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

People with autism are capable of astounding insights and creativity.

Don’t aim for “normal.” People with autism are capable of astounding insights and creativity. Your goal should be to rejoice in their strengths and shore up their vulnerable spots, not to “fix” them."

Helping children with autism - Today's Parent: "Go for the extraordinary
You may feel that you know your child is “in there” somewhere. Trust your feeling. See your child’s hidden gifts, even if they are blocked by lots of confusion and difficulties. 

Don’t define your child by his or her problems — they grew out of a cascade of challenges that you can address together slowly, carefully, and deliberately. Don’t aim for “normal.” People with autism are capable of astounding insights and creativity. Your goal should be to rejoice in their strengths and shore up their vulnerable spots, not to “fix” them."









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Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Land of Reading - Wolfgang Lettl - (SURREALISM)


The Land of Reading - Wolfgang Lettl - (SURREALISM)"From 1986 to 1990 Wolfgang Lettl designed paintings on the topic of...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Autistic Forms Of Teaching And Tolerance


Understanding how autistic children learn is key to teaching them with the same intensity as you teach other children. This may seem like a straightforward idea, but autistic children learn so differently that understanding autism itself is a must when you teach autistic children. By becoming educated in the disorder, teachers can effectively learn to deal with autistic children and adults both in and out of the classroom, creating a more understanding world for everyone
Autistic children are often visual thinkers. Thus teaching by speaking will not be entirely effective. Teachers should combine pictures with words for the autistic child to fully comprehend the lesson. For instance, if you are teaching about the animals of the world, you should have a flash card with the word “mouse,” say the word aloud slowly and clearly, and show the child a picture of a mouse. Perhaps even bring a live mouse in for show and tell. Nouns may be easier to teach autistic children since verbs require action and can be more difficult in illustrating. If you are teaching autistic children words such as “sit” or “stand,” you should complete these actions when you teach the word. Also, because of the tendency to be visual, autistic children are often unable to follow long sentences. They cannot decipher the sequence and become confused. Thus, writing instructions can be very helpful when proctoring tests or quizzes.

As visual thinkers, autistic children can often fixate on a particular object or picture. If this is the case, try incorporating that object or picture into lesson plans. If the child likes planes, try using planes for visuals wherever you can in the lesson. For example, when teaching math, create word problems about planes to interest the child. Autistic children also tend to be artistic or musical, producing highly original drawings and showing above average abilities with instruments or voice. Set aside time in the day for the arts and encourage activities that the children enjoy.
Autistic children may also have trouble writing because of the control over their hands and movement. This is frustrating for both the child and the teacher. To reduce frustration, allow the child to use a computer. If you can do this, make sure that the keyboard and monitor are close together as the child may have difficulty remembering what he or she has typed recently.

By being open to teaching an autistic child to the best of your ability, you are not only giving him or her the best opportunities in life, but you are also being a good role model to the other children in the class. Do not allow an autistic child to ruin the learning experience for others, but rather incorporate his or her oddities into your lessons as much as possible. Creating a more prejudice-free classroom is the best gift you can give this child.
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

March break with colours at ART HOUSE FOR KIDS





March break with colours at ART HOUSE FOR KIDS - Art Classes in Mississauga #artclasses,#drawing #painting 



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Monday, March 16, 2015

Drawing allows children to:



  • EXPRESS themselves
  • PROCESS their world
  • EXPERIMENT with ideas and techniques
  • MAKE ART anywhere
  • INTERACT with others
  • Develop FINE MOTOR SKILLS
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Friday, March 13, 2015

Art Therapy as a Treatment for Autism



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 Autism Spectrum Disorders ExpertArt Therapy as a Treatment for Autism:

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What Is Art Therapy?

According to the American Art Therapy Association , "art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight."

In practice, art therapy can look very different when practiced by and with different individuals. It can be free-flowing or structured, interactive or individual. For children and adults with autism, it can be a wonderful way to open to doors to expression.

7 Leadership Skills Fostered in Arts Education | Edutopia

7 Leadership Skills Fostered in Arts Education | Edutopia:

In my art classes, I have the privilege of working with students who have become fired up and eager to take on urgent issues in their artwork. Whether it's the literacy rates in this country or their classmates cleaning up after themselves on campus, the students believe that art is a great way to communicate their concerns about the world and their community.
My hope is that my school and schools elsewhere recognize this contribution and also how it demonstrates leadership potential. APublish Post question to consider is this: As educators, do we look to the arts as a way of developing student leadership?