Climbing Art Obstacles in Autism – Teaching Visual-Motor Skills through Visually Structured Art Activities
Educator Karen Loden Talmage has created an exceptional book that offers young children with autism spectrum disorders and other related disabilities an imaginative, yet structured way, to explore art. The author feels that through art we can provide an opportunity for our students to express feelings that typically are unheard. In Climbing Art Obstacles in Autism, Karen shares the visual format that allows young children to practice visual motor skills through typical childhood art. Occupational Therapist Vickie Dobrofsky explains how therapeutic goals can be addressed through these fun and purposeful art activities.
Climbing Art Obstacles in Autism includes:
- Art activities tied to common early learning themes
- Colorful photos that depict logical sequence of steps
- Checklists to assist students in collecting needed materials
Testimonials for Climbing Art Obstacles in Autism:
“A wonderful example of how visual materials can be used to clarify understanding for students with autism and increase participation in a general education classroom”
– Sheila Wagner, M.Ed., Assistant Director, Emory Autism Center and author of Inclusive Programming for Elementary Students with Autism
“A great handbook for teachers, parents and occupational therapists”
– Susan N. Schriber Orloff, OTRL/L, author of Learning Re-enabled, columnist for EP Magazine and Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners, and commentator for Autism One Radio
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