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ERIC Number: ED228767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
[Teaching Research Music Program for Moderately and Severely Handicapped Children.]
Wilson, Tina; Fredericks, Bud
Teaching Research, v11 n1 Sep 1982
Two pilot efforts were undertaken to teach moderately and severely handicapped children music. In the first, moderately and severely handicapped children were found capable of making gains in rhythm, melody, and keyboard after 3 months of weekly half hour group music instruction sessions and three weekly half hour practice sessions. Ss did not make gains in ensemble and harmony, as a nonhandicapped control group did. In the next study, 18 severely handicapped children were taught music skills in a framework that allowed for continuous assessment and measured generalization by asking parents about musical skills demonstrated at home. Twelve of the 14 children with generalization data reported showed increases in swaying, clapping, keeping time, or dancing to music played in the home. Others increased time spent humming and singing and trying to play musical instruments. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teaching Research Infant and Child Center, Monmouth, OR.