5 Quick Tips for Designing a More Inclusive Art Room

Make Your Art Class More Accessible for Students with Special Needs

Do you have students with special needs in your Art Class? Not sure what to do for accessibility/reasonable accommodation issues? Get quick ideas for physical space, adapted equipment, suggested quick tools and more!

Webinar Objectives

After completing this 20 minute webinar, participants will be able to...

  1. Understand the importance of the Art Room layout for mobility/accessibility.
  2. Name one modification that may be helpful for students that have issues with focus/attention.
  3. Identify one modification for a student with visual impairment.
  4. Be familiar with resources for additional information.

Your Instructor

Cecilia Cruse, M.S., OTR/L
Cecilia Cruse, M.S., OTR/L

Cecilia Cruse, MS. OTR/L received her BS degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida, and her Master’s degree in Education from Georgia State University. She is SIPT (Sensory Integration & Praxis Test) certified and has over 30 years’ experience in pediatrics with school-based services (including pre-school and Head Start programs) acute care and outpatient pediatric settings including Augusta University in Georgia, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Cecilia has experience as a consultant, author and lecturer including TV appearances, such as CNN’s Health Watch and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. She has authored several articles for professional periodicals and magazines and has served as a trainer/consultant and service provider in several school systems. Cecilia is currently the Subject Matter Expert for Abilitations/ School Specialty Special Needs Division. She also lectures nationwide on practical sensory solutions for educators, therapists and parents. She is “energetic” and “entertaining” and insists on a fun learning experience.

Course Curriculum

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