Jan 15, 2019 · Dr. Hammel also says there are numerous apps to help with various disabilities. These apps can be particularly helpful for music teachers who have students with profound disabilities. Just a few examples are presented in this article from the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
- Music + Visual Supports = Increased Comprehension. While music is an effective memory cue and learning modality, many students still perform best when visual cues are paired with auditory stimuli.
- Favorite Songs as a Teaching Tool. For students who have limited interests or are difficult to engage, try creating a lesson plan around one of their favorite songs.
- Rhythm Is Your Friend. There is a focus in special education (especially with autism intervention) on structuring the student's visual environment. What about auditory information?
- Generalization Is Key. It's great to see a student who can sing his or her phone number, math facts, or classroom rules through a song, but what happens when music time is over?
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Jul 23, 2019 · Before considering how to adapt a traditional curriculum for students with disabilities, music teachers can used the ideas based in functional curriculum to develop a functional music curriculum, ensuring that both students with and without disabilities are learning the skills to engage in life-long music experiences.
- Ellary A. Draper
Oct 3, 2014 · This article explores trends in research since the 1975 passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), notes gaps in the literature, and offers suggestions for future directions music education researchers could take in exploring the needs and experiences of music teacher...
- Sara K. Jones
The study of music as an academic discipline was not considered appropriate for students with disabilities until the advent of PL 94–142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act in 1975. Opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in music experiences increased concurrently with the growth in public school educational ...