ART is For Everyone! Creating Adapted Repurposed Tool (ART) Kits

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT16-WEB28-AR
Webinar Fee: $49

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Inclusion in art does not mean only socialization with peers, it is about active participation in the art activities that are provided for all students. Art can be considered as an individual product (outcomes not compared to others in terms of quality, but are valued for the aesthetics) and an individual process (unique path to completion). Flexible time lines for projects, individual or collaborative activities, and assignments that are highly participatory and interactive can facilitate success. Very basic tools can be created from easily found materials to assist with viewing, understanding, holding on to, and manipulating art materials resulting in meaningful participation for all.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will list three considerations for increasing participation in art activities.
  2. Participants will name three easily found materials that can be used to create low cost ART kits.
  3. Participants will describe three resources provided during the webinar that can be referenced for ideas on how to adapt art materials and assignments.


Judith Schoonover

Loudoun County Public Schools
Judith Schoonover is an occupational therapist and former elementary school teacher. She is certified as an assistive technology professional (ATP) by RESNA and is a founding member of the Loudoun County Public Schools Assistive Technology Team. Judith has worked in schools for more than 40 years. She has authored articles and chapters and has presented on the topics of school-based occupational therapy, transition, literacy, and assistive technology nationally. She is the former vice president of the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association and has served as the communication liaison for the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Early Intervention and School Special Interest Section. She has participated on several National Association of Directors of Special Education (NASDE) work groups pertaining to response to intervention (RtI), transition, and virtual schools. Currently, Judith represents AOTA on the National Joint Committee (NJC) for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities and participates on AOTA’s Transition and RtI Work Groups.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Deborah Schwind

Loudoun County Public Schools
Deborah Schwind has an undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University and completed internships at Duke University and John Hopkins University. She also has a graduate degree which she designed combining Healthcare Administration with Educational Administration from Old Dominion University. She began her career working primarily in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and then switched to inpatient, outpatient and home health care. She has worked in the early intervention arena and taught at Tidewater Community College (TCC) as a professor in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. While at TCC, she also served as the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator setting up all of the student internships. Presently, Deborah works as a school-based occupational therapist in Loudoun County Public Schools and is a doctoral candidate at Drexel University.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes


Assistive Technology Through Improving Function

Target Audience

AT Professionals, Educators, OTs, PTs

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