Implication of Engaging Visual Art in the Development of the Acoustically Handicapped Children
Peters Edem Etim*
Department of Fine Arts & Design, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Peters Edem Etim, Department of Fine Arts & Design, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Published: February 05, 2024
There is significant gap between the learning impaired and normal children. This study considers the engagement of visual art in the development deaf children to adequately reduce the gaps. Deaf children are physically challenged in hearing but the visual ability of such persons are alert and functional. This hearing disability affects hearing of language and communication generally. The deaf may be disabled in auditory ability but not in sight; therefore developments of skills in areas that require sight will lighten the burden of their handicaps. The major mental abilities underlying intellectual tasks are reasoning ability to visualize partial relationships, word fluency, numerical ability and perceptual speed. The deaf have sound visual acuity and intellectual abilities. Engaging visual considered as an aspect which could advance the communication ability of deaf children and minimize the effect of their disability.
Normal children are able to use their auditory modality to build up an early mastery of the sound, shop and sense of their language. The deaf Children acquisition of language may depend primarily on vision. Visual art is directly related to vision in its two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms, and also has various positive functions in the area of training and development of individuals including deaf children.
Visual art also engages in the expressive and creative processes to enhance psychosocial, physiological emotional social and spiritual well-being in people of all ages. According to Ahessy (2022) observes that "the outs com help us to "Understand, communicate and cope with various experiences of lemon illness and incorporating them in our health care strategies improves the well-being and experience of both the patient and physician”. The exploration of engaging visual arts in the study helps to increase awareness out reinforce the use of art from early childhood, particularly for the acoustically challenges.