I appreciate and love art but have noticed that my students have very little knowledge about famous paintings/artwork (much unlike their insane knowledge of cartoons, video games, and apps). So, it’s difficult to find things that they do not have prior knowledge of to use for inferences/predictions. I was browsing my photos of artwork that I took at the Art Institute of Chicago from when I lived there last year and thought that perhaps merging paintings and language therapy could yield interesting results!
I preface this material by saying that I have not yet used this with my students and therefore don’t know how it will turn out. (Isn’t therapy all about trying new and different ideas though?!?) So, I’d love your suggestions, reactions, and therapy stories… If I need to make adjustments to the document to make it more useable in your sessions, please let me know as I’ve only made the PDF available for this material.
I hope this is useful for you and that it is enjoyable and challenging for your students!
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