ERIC Number: ED257282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-19
Reference Count: 0
Enhancing the Speech and Language Development of Communicatively Disordered Children through Music and Movement.
The paper examines the suprasegmental aspects of speech and focuses on the benefits of music and movement to facilitate language development in handicapped children. The paper discusses the current thinking of suprasegmental functions of intonation, stress, and rhythm as the foundation for the organization of speech communication. Strategies for the development of prosodic elements (voice and duration, intensity, and pitch) are offered. The role of music and movement is first considered for children with hearing impairments and then children with other communication disorders, mental retardation, autism, and deafness and blindness. Ways in which music can facilitate mainstreaming are noted, as are approaches to teaching singing (including the Kodaly method and the hand movement technique), instrument playing, and tap dancing. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (63rd, Anaheim, CA, April 15-19, 1985).