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Friday, November 6 • 10:00am - 5:15pm
Draw, Drum & Dance: Leading-edge Adaptive Strategies

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ROOM 705

While traditional art materials and tools work perfectly well in many therapeutic contexts, some populations and individuals are unable to make the most out of them due to issues such as grasp, sensory impact, emotional or cognitive challenges. In such cases, adaptive strategies can be utilized to help these individuals achieve independence and enhance their self-expression. In this workshop, participants will explore various adaptations across the arts, discovering the ways in which media, tools, and techniques can be adapted for different populations to cater to their specific needs.

Eligible for 6.0 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS


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Sheila J. Feay-Shaw, PhD, MT-BC

Sheila J. Feay-Shaw, PhD, MT-BC, associate professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee holds a PhD in music education and her national board certification in music therapy. She has provided services for musical savants and has experience with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, and emotional disabilities. Sheila specializes in world music pedagogy and has presented at state, national, and... Read More →
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Susan D. Loesl, MA, ATR-BC

Susan D. Loesl, MA, ATR-BC, has worked for 26 years as an adaptive art specialist/art therapist for the Milwaukee Public Schools. She is an art therapy/graduate education adjunct faculty at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, and a presenter at national conferences relating to art education, art therapy, persons with disabilities, and assistive technology. Susan has presented workshops internationally in Canada, Puerto Rico, and China... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)