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ERIC Number: EJ1074744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Students with Disabilities: Using Music to Promote Health and Wellness
Darrow, Alice-Ann; Segall, Lorna
General Music Today, v29 n1 p34-37 Oct 2015
School and community wellness programs are particularly important as many children and adolescents do not learn or are not exposed to healthy behaviors at home. Music has the potential to enhance all areas of wellness programs for students with and without disabilities; however, students with disabilities often face barriers to wellness programs that are environmental, structural, or attitudinal. Disability need not preclude any student from acquiring healthy behaviors and habits. Wellness programs that include accessible program materials, adaptive equipment, and trained personnel have the potential to meet the health needs of many students with disabilities. Music educators and therapists can contribute to the development of healthy behaviors and habits by including activities in their curriculum that are directed to that goal. Using music as a motivator or reward for healthy behaviors, or as a vehicle to access physical exercise and health information, can promote the lifelong wellness of all students.
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Language: English
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