This book is the first resource to provide a comprehensive study of the music education of students with autism. Topics include: diagnosis, advocacy, and a collegial team-approach, as well as communication, cognition, behavior, sensory, and socialization challenges.
The Second Edition of Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs offers updated accounts of music educators' experiences, featured as vignettes throughout the book. An accompanying Practical Resource includes lesson plans, worksheets, and games for classroom use. As a practical guide and reference manual, Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs, Second Edition addresses special needs in the broadest possible sense to equip teachers with proven, research-based curricular strategies that are grounded in both best practice and current special education law. Chapters address the full range of topics and issues music educators face, including parental involvement, student anxiety, field trips and performances, and assessment strategies. The book concludes with an updated list of resources, building upon the First Edition's recommendations.
Music Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Resource for Teachers provides foundational information about autism spectrum disorder and strategies for engaging students with ASD in music-based activities such as singing, listening, moving, and playing instruments. This practical resource supplies invaluable frameworks for teachers who work with early-years students. The book first provides readers with background information about ASD and how students with this condition manage their behaviors in school environments. It then progresses to provide teachers with information about planning music-based instruction for students on the spectrum. In the book's midsection, readers learn how students with ASD perceive, remember, and articulate pitch perception. Following chapters present a series of practical ideas for engaging students with ASD though songs and singing and concentrate on skills in music listening, most notably on activities that motivate students with ASD to interact with others through joint attention. Challenges that individuals with ASD experience in motor processing are examined, including difficulties with gait and coordination, motor planning, object control, and imitation. This is followed by practical teaching suggestions for engaging students with activities in which movement is mediated through sound (e.g., drum beats) and music. Closing chapters introduce non-pitched percussion instruments along with activities in which children engage in multisensory experiences by playing instruments--musical activities described in preceding chapters are combined with stories and drama to create musical narratives. Music Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is accompanied by a companion website that supplies helpful supplemental materials including audio of songs notated in the book for easy access.
Eine einzigartige Innenansicht des Autismus und zugleich ein faszinierender Einblick in die Kraft des menschlichen Geistes Daniel Tammet ist ein Genie: Er rechnet schneller als jeder Computer dieser Welt und spricht zehn Sprachen. Zahlen nimmt er als Formen, Farben und Charaktere wahr. Für Hirnforscher ist er ein besonderer Fall: Seine erstaunlichen mentalen Fähigkeiten sind auf das Savant-Syndrom und eine gemäßigte Form des Autismus zurückzuführen. In seiner Autobiografie gibt der 29-Jährige Einblick in seine Wahrnehmung der äußeren Welt, seine Suche nach innerer Ruhe und die kurzen Momente des Glücks.
This completely revised and substantially expanded new edition embraces new developments in this rapidly developing field. Every chapter has been rewritten with the addition of new material, and a new final chapter on `Putting the Pieces Together' reflects the authors' conviction that the complexity of autism means that many kinds of information are valuable and need to be taken into account in providing therapy or teaching for children with autism. Other chapters, updated from the first edition, include a description of the latest information on the findings of brain research (put into the context of the development of the human brain and its effect on communication in early childhood), and the contributions of music therapy and psychoanalysis. A very much enlarged chapter on educational provision for children with autism and Asperger's Syndrome provides information on the latest methods for improving the learning of these children, to give them the best possible preparation for a life of greater autonomy and maximum self-satisfaction in the pleasure of human company. New appendices summarise medical diagnostic systems, checklists and questionnaires for identifying autism, and the glossary has been considerably expanded. The wealth of up-to-date information provided will be invaluable not only for researchers and students but also for psychologists, teachers and other professionals, and parents, carers and family members in search of comprehensive and helpful information.
Publisher: Dude Publishing, a division of National Professional Resources, Inc.
In this six-page, quick-reference laminated guide, author Paula Kluth presents simple, effective strategies for supporting students on the autism spectrum in inclusive pre-K through 12th grade classrooms, and helping all learners succeed. Teachers will find up to date information about the diagnosis of autism, as well as guidance on what to do if you suspect a student is on the autism spectrum, and a list of needs of students on the autism spectrum. In addition, it recommends specific strategies for the following: addressing/incorporating student fascinations and passions; helping students cope with change and transitions; building a supportive classroom community; creating a comfortable classroom; supporting students who resist doing classwork; creating appropriate assessments; creating accessible whole-class discussions and lectures; teaching literacy and math to students on the spectrum; helping students manage homework; preventing behavior struggles. In addition to being a valuable classroom resource for teachers, aides and support professionals, this concise yet comprehensive guide is also a perfect tool for pre-service or in-service professional development. Parents will also benefit from the strategies outlined in the guide.
Working with young children on the autistic spectrum and supporting them as they learn can be fascinating, challenging, often overwhelmingly difficult, but more than anything else, hugely rewarding. Strategies to Support Children with Autism and other Complex Needs bridges the gap between explaining what autism is and finding ways to interact through having a balance of play activities interspersed with more formal teaching of skills of everyday living. This highly practical text provides a bank of strategies that are specially designed to be matched to the developmental status of each child. These strategies are endorsed by academics who have monitored the children’s responses in communicating, pretending, playing, moving, and singing and describe how the children have responded positively over time. This book covers a variety of topics such as: The importance of play for enhancing learning for children with autism and other complex needs Evaluating different ways of developing communication Transferring learning from one environment to another to aid memorizing. Understanding the impact of sensory hypo and hyperactivity on children’s learning. Developing a ‘Theory of Mind’ The importance of movement, music and having fun Observation and assessment schedules are provided, along with clear and helpful evaluation forms which show staff in primary and early years settings how children on the autistic spectrum can be helped to make meaningful and encouraging progress. This text is an vital read for any practitioners working with children on the autistic spectrum or with complex learning difficulties.
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
Increasingly, special and general education teachers are collaborating in inclusive settings to educate students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Furthermore, educators are finding that the differentiation of instruction for these students often results in better outcomes for all. This reference guide, written by Paula Kluth, author of You're Going to Love This Kid and noted presenter/consultant on topics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, provides a wide range of ideas for differentiating lessons, addressing behavior, fostering relationships, handling transitions and adapting the general education classroom for those students who present with the characteristics of Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. It includes essential information on the teaching of literacy and math, as well as tips to assist with homework. Valuable website/media/print resources are also provided.
Based on twenty-five years of teaching and working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), Christy L. Magnusen contends that it is those teachers who can blend the 'science' of education methodology with the 'art' of teaching who are best able to reach these children. Examining both these aspects of teaching, she takes a fresh look at established and more recent teaching methods such as structuring spaces, emphasizing language and planning strategies for transition and generalization, and then explores the art of implementation: why, when and how these techniques should be applied. By highlighting workable solutions to everyday problems, and emphasizing that teachers need to understand techniques and have the ability to adapt them to the situation that faces them, this book will be invaluable to all those involved in teaching children with ASDs.
Use this guide to identify students with ASD, organize the classroom; manage time; promote independence, communication, and appropriate behaviors; and select visual strategies, tools, and curriculum resources.
Teaching the Postsecondary Music Student with Disabilities provides valuable information and practical strategies for teaching the college music student. With rising numbers of students with disabilities in university music schools, professors are being asked to accommodate students in their studios, classes, and ensembles. Most professors have little training or experience in teaching students with disabilities. This book provides a resource for creating an inclusive music education for students who audition and enter music school. Teaching the Postsecondary Music Student with Disabilities covers all of the topics that all readers need to know including law, assistive technology, high-incidence and low-incidence disabilities, providing specific details on the disability and how it impacts the learning of the music student.
Denie Riggs has written Music Helps Autism after teaching piano for nearly 50 years, as well as creating Early Childhood Music®~Give Them the Best Start, a faith-based, non-traditional approach to preschool piano, and Music4Me, a music program designed specifically for children with special needs. Riggs has successfully taught many students with special needs, including those with autism, with astounding musical and non-musical results. Several of her students have broken through into language in her classes, others have gained amazing academic results, excelling in every area of their life. Exciting Share Their Story parent testimony segments in the book will excite and amaze you. In an Appendix for Teachers, Riggs shares her non-traditional musical techniques, tips and ideas to encourage parents, teachers and other professionals to transform the lives of those around you. Music Helps Autism is a step-by-step guide that is easy to read, understand and follow. Your hope will be reborn as Music Helps Autism gives you tools to begin to apply the incredible power of music to your child’s life with a multifaceted approach that works.
This book offers general education teachers a wide variety of cutting edge, research-tested strategies and tool for supporting middle and secondary students with autism in the classroom while meeting the challenges of each school day. The text blends personal anecdotes with research-based strategies and is filled with hundreds of valuable ideas to help teachers with everything from understanding autism and special education policy to becoming an effective team member, supporting students with diverse needs, developing peer friendships, and solving behavior challenges. In addition, the book includes a resource guide that teachers can use to prepare and train instructional assistants to work with students who have autism.
This book is designed to teach music to people with special needs. Many of the activities and suggestions in this book could as easily come under the heading of recreational music, that is, the use of music for sheer enjoyment. For people with special needs, recreational music is tremendously important and can provide a safe place for the development of social skills, the release of emotions, and the satisfaction that comes from making music with others. Chapters cover dealing with specific disabilities and include activities that will facilitate the teaching of students who have these problems, "Books, Records, and Tapes" gives suggestions for further sources of information, and a section of addresses of various organizations provides places to obtain materials.
Another Path to Learning and Communication for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Author: Betsey King Brunk
Publisher: Future Horizons
Music therapy is the use of music to address non-musical goals. More and more parents and professionals are finding that music can break down barriers for children with autism in areas such as cognition, communication, and socialization. While music therapists are experienced professionals who create unique interventions, many of the principles of music therapy can be implemented by other therapists, teachers, and parents - even by people who do not consider themselves musical! This book explains how to use the many elements of music to foster communication, and teaches you how to adapt music to meet a child's needs. Visual aids and already-written songs will get you started! Helpful sections include: Music Therapy Is A Qualified Music Therapist The Music in Music Therapy To Assist or Motivate Achieving Non-Musical Goals Music Captivates and Maintains Attention Music Structures Time Music Provides a Safe Place to Practice Social Skills Music Lets Children Control Their Environment Music Can Create or Emphasize a Routine