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Children with hearing loss and the play environment.

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Accessible Art Activities: Art In Living Color!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff




Children with physical impairments like cerebral palsy can have a lot of trouble finding accessible art activities. Try playing with the switch adapted Gelly Paint'n'Swirl. Name each color as it is added to the picture. The child presses the switch to swirl the colors on the paper. Each colorful creation is unique!
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Talking about hearing impairment

Give more, not different. If a child has a hearing impairment, we sometimes slip in to an exaggerated communications mode. We must resist! Speak normally, as exaggerated lip movements are difficult to read. Adult's should instead provide visual cues that accompanies normal speech, without distorting the message with uncommon motions.

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