103: Plenary Address | Arts Speak

Hosted By: Lori Kissinger, Executive Director of Borderless Arts Tennessee and Master Instructor of Communication Studies at Middle Tennessee State University

Instructional Level: Intermediate

In this presentation, an overview will be provided on the importance of communication for emotional wellbeing. In addition, information will be provided on how disabilities can impact the communication process. The audience will then participate in activities that will allow them to understand the impact on emotions when communication is impaired. Activities will then include the arts to demonstrate how the arts can provide a bridge in the communication process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how the suppression of communication impacts emotions
  2. Participate in activities to see how the arts can bridge communication barriers
  3. Learn how the arts can be adapted to various ability levels