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Teaching Music to Students with Autism



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Teaching Music to Students with Autism
By Alice M. Hammela and Ryan Hourigan
164 pages

Teaching Music to Students with Autism is a comprehensive resource for everyone who works with students with autism within the music classroom. The authors focus on understanding autism, advocating for students and music programs, and creating and maintaining a team approach by working together with colleagues effectively. A significant portion of the book is focused on understanding and overcoming the communication, cognition, behavior, sensory, and socialization challenges inherent in working with students with autism. The authors suggest ways to structure classroom experiences and learning opportunities for all students. The book includes vignettes and classroom snapshots/vignettes from experienced music teachaers that provide additional oppotunities to transfer theory to real-life application.

1.  What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder? An Explanation of the Diagnosis
2.  A Team Approach to Teaching Music to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
3.  Understanding Communication and Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
4.  Understanding Cognition and Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
5.  Classroom Behavior and Students with Autism
6.  Understanding the Socialization of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
7.  Autism, Sensory Dysfunction, and Music Education
8.  Advocacy for Students with Autism in Music Education
9.  Classroom and Ensemble Snapshots of Teaching Music to Students with Autism
10. Resources for Music Teachers


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