April 1st, 2015
The Direct Support Person’s Newsletter – April 1, 2015
Conversation Pieces: Using Artwork and Art-Making to Enhance Communication for People with Intellectual Disabilities
This month’s article is a great guide on how to use art making, art activities, and visual representations to enhance communication for individuals who lack strong verbal communication skills, as well as for people who need some help and encouragement to express themselves. These are just some examples of ways to incorporate artistic expression into your everyday interactions and there are many more activities that you could try. Remember to always allow for choice, be patient, and respect a person’s right to say no. Be creative, have fun, and come up with some artistic communication ideas for the people you support!