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Students dealing with grief, depression, and many other forms

of emotional trauma can benefit from having art as an outlet


for emotional stresses. One wonderful example I came across
in reading was the creation of a scrap book to help children with the loss of a loved one.
This example gives the child to deal with the loss in a way
that get their feeling out on paper through the use of words
and visual images.
Another way to use art in instruction is to allow all students
to draw out the sequence of a story they are going to write.
This strategy is especially helpful for students who have
trouble forming written text. Students dealing with
dysgraphia often can make better senses of their writing by
first mapping it out in a pictorial time line, like the one below.

Students who are hearing impaired can use art to connect feelings to abstract ideas like love. These
students are delayed in their speech and language, therefore making connections to abstract ideas can
be complicated. When students create a picture of their family, for example, they have an easier time
understanding that the bond between them is called love.

How? Art and illustration are examples of expression that transcend language. They can be used to
bridge the gap between emotion and the points where language fails us.
References:
Dunn, M. d. (2013). Using Art Media During Prewriting: Helping Students with Dysgraphia Manage Idea Generation Before Encoding
Text. Exceptionality, 21(4), 224-237. doi:10.1080/09362835.2013.802234
Kunkle-Miller, C. (1990). Potentials and problems in establishing an art therapy program in a residential school for children who are deaf. American
Journal Of Art Therapy, 2934-41.
Williams, K., & Lent, J. j. (2008). Scrapbooking as an Intervention for Grief Recovery With Children. Journal Of Creativity In Mental Health, 3(4), 455467. doi:10.1080/15401380802547553

Art and illustration is


exactly what it sounds
like. It is finding ways
to incorporate different
forms of art and
drawing situations into
your lessons.

Students who have


trouble with forming
written language, such
as students dealing
with dysgraphia, have
been shown to have a
better time getting
their ideas out in
picture form verses in
written form.

ART/ ILLUSTRATION
IN THE CLASSROOM
Students who benefit: All students can benefit
from engaging in this form of expression. Some
students, such as emotionally disturbed, those
dealing with dysgraphia, and the hearing
impaired, can be helped tremendously by having
an alternate form of expression.

Students who are


hearing impaired can
gain a better
understanding of
abstract thinking
though producing art.

ART THERAPY CAN


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WITH EMOTIONAL
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