ERIC Number: ED201131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Music as the Least Restrictive Environment of the Severely Emotionally Disturbed.
Milner, Edward Willis
The paper presents a method for teaching music to the severely emotionally disturbed high school learner, a typology for relating the learner to the type of method to be used, and three case studies illustrating use of music as a way to provide students with the least restrictive environment. The music program involves group singing and playing the guitar through use of color coded guitars and constantly reinforcing recorded instructions. Advantages of music for emotionally disturbed adolescents include providing a kind of group therapy, allowing students to create and share their own songs, and serving as a diagnostic tool. The program is related to F. Hewett's instructional model as it helps the student order himself. The least restrictive environment that music can provide is discussed in terms of educational models, philosophical models, and theological curriculum criticism. Music is seen to serve individual instructional needs while it respects each adolescent's private world view. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Topical Conference on Emotionally Disturbed (Minneapolis, MN, August, 1980, Section Meeting 52). Print is marginal and may not reproduce well.