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Art Experiences Integrated with Academic and Functional Outcomes for Learners with Significant Needs
Design and implement a variety of enriching art activities –visual art, music, movement, roleplay and drama– for students with complex cognitive, communication and motor disabilities. Gain skills in linking the adapted art activities with academic content while increasing student’s engagement with people and objects in their environment and enhance their knowledge of the world. Participants will learn how to use creative art experiences to enable their students to:
- Gain concept knowledge
- Increase vocabulary and literacy development
- Improve choice-making, self-expression, and creativity.

Jun 22, 2022 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Padmaja Sarathy
MA, Author & Educational Consultant
Padmaja is a globally engaged educational consultant & author with expertise in the fields of early childhood & special ed. Driven by an intense commitment to maximize learning outcomes for children with special needs, she uses evidence-based methods to guide educators to pursue innovative instructional techniques. Inspiring educators through webinars, onsite coaching, & workshops at conferences globally. She has written books focusing on autism, significant & multiple disabilities, paraeducators, early childhood & special ed legal compliance. Early on, she was a diagnostician & served as Special Ed Supervisor at the Ford Bend ISD. Learn more at www.infinitepossibilities-sped.com. She is the founder/president of a nonprofit called Parent Engagement for Active Child Enrichment (PEACE). PEACE (www.peacenurtureskids.org) coaches & guides families, particularly those from marginalized populations, to enable & empower their children toward a positive & productive academic & life trajectory.