|Adaptive Multistep, Pre-cut Homes|
are very low functioning. They are at a Pre School/ Special Needs Kindergarten level. They don't have the ability yet to develop their own drawings to go with topics, and they need hand over hand scissor cutting. The ability they have is mostly learning to color in the lines and following one step at a time with mixed media. So what do you do with kids that are in a class for the benefits of inclusion but you can't really modify the lesson enough for them? Well, give them an experience, with their own curriculum though.
|Follow Directions Mixed Media|
It's worth it though. They socialize with the inclusion kids, they love being highlighted having their art held up as they finish, and they help with clean up or passing out materials.
Some Simple Tips to get started:
- Think Experience
- One Directive at a Time - Even in Written form (Stick it notes for directions! Only show ONE at a time!)
- Connect the dots helps their fine motor skills, draw on their own, and learn control
- Pre-Cut as much as possible- lets not overwhelm when cutting is not easy
- Crayons get boring-they use it all the time and can cause loss of motivation leading to misbehavior- minimize their use
- Paints are fun! Sponges, Brushes, Watercolors
- Cut out whatever they paint to make clean edges and make for better presentation for parents
- Give Jobs
- Keep a Routine!! No matter what- it stays!
- Offer Controlled Movement Breaks! Walk to go to the bathroom or clean a brush constitutes a movement break
- Praise! Praise! Praise!
Pre-Drawn Color Match with Words Adaptive Scarecrow Painted Autumn features, Cut, Paste, and Glitter Glue Practiced Cutting, Pasting, and Painted Dots Practiced Printing, and Cutting