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ERIC Number: EJ902194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6819
Sally Smith's Art Methods Applied: Music Education for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities & ADHD
Rozsics, M. Sean
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v16 n2 p73-77 2010
In recent years, Arts Education in America's secondary schools has been underfunded, undervalued, and underdeveloped. Music, in particular, has been under siege in the "No Child Left Behind" era as teachers increasingly teach students to pass specific written tests, and administrators focus on improving these test scores and struggle with related funding issues. Luckily for this author, in his 21 years as the High School Music Teacher at The Lab School of Washington, his experiences have been the complete opposite of these troubling trends as he has been continually supported, encouraged and inspired in all of his efforts to develop the minds and enrich the lives of his young student musicians. In this article, the author discusses some unusual approaches developed and adopted by The Lab School at Washington that have proved effective in helping learning disabled students learn music. Many of these methods and ideas are elastic and can be employed in various ways in a variety of settings. The author hopes that music teachers who are working with students with learning disabilities and ADHD may find some of these ideas useful and helpful.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A