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ERIC Number: EJ1127205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
The Use of Music to Promote Purposeful Movement in Children with Visual Impairments
Coleman, Jeremy
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v111 n1 p73-77 Jan-Feb 2017
Music plays a major role in the education and development of all children. Although the use of music in the education process may seem obvious to most professionals, there are only a few studies that discuss the effect of music on the purposeful movement of students with visual impairments (DePountis, Cady, & Hallak, 2013; Desrochers, Oshlag, & Kennelly, 2014; Sapp, 2011). A large percentage of teachers of students with visual impairments and other professionals use music and movement to some degree when working with students. The author of this article has extensive past experiences working as a music therapist collaborating with occupational and physical therapists in a rehabilitative therapy setting while using music to promote movement for people with disabilities including those with visual impairments. The same strategies are proving beneficial in a music classroom setting to increase students' participation through movement activities. The purpose of this Practice Perspective is to provide evidence and examples of music activities that can promote the purposeful movement for students with visual impairments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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