This is session one of a three-part series entitled Teaching the Arts to Students with Special Needs: An Interactive Webinar Series.
Designed for participants that are new to the work of teaching the arts to students with special needs, this session will set the context by defining key terms and discussing important research. The presentation will include discussion of disabilities and diagnoses, person-first versus identity-first language, and the medical model of disability versus the social model of disability. With this background knowledge, the session will then begin to introduce general teaching strategies.
Facilitated by Rhoda Bernard, Managing Director, Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs.