ERIC Number: ED277195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Music Techniques with Severely/Profoundly Handicapped Students.
This manual describes 18 music-based activities and suggested variations designed for classroom teachers (with little or no musical training) to teach profoundly disabled students more consistent and advanced levels of responding to their environment. Brief suggestions are presented for teacher behaviors, structure of turn-taking, and classroom arrangement as techniques for presentation. Four sections describe activities (often illustrated with photographs) divided into sequential levels of response: awareness (six activities); attending (four activities); imitation (four activities); and self-initiation (three activities). Each section defines the response level, goals of activities for that response level, positive student responses for the response level, teacher approaches for increasing responses, suggestions for using student behaviors to gain responses, and suggested props and materials. (CB)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Attention Control, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Lesson Plans, Music Activities, Music Appreciation, Responses, Sequential Learning, Severe Disabilities, Severe Mental Retardation, Skill Development, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Student Reaction, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Very Special Arts of Indiana, Indianapolis.
Note: The project received additional funds under the auspices of: Earlywood Education Center; Tri-County Opportunity School; Indiana Arts Commission in cooperation with "Arts in Education" program; National Endowment for the Arts; Indiana Department of Education, Division of Special Education, in cooperation with MSD Washington Township Schools; and Very Special Arts. Photographs may not reproduce clearly.