Teaching Music to Children with Special Needs: A Label-Free Approach by Alice M. Hammel and Ryan M. Hourigan offers an important resource for music teachers, music education students, and teacher educators.
The Second Edition of Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs offers updated accounts of music educators' experiences, featured as vignettes throughout the book. An accompanying Practical Resource includes lesson plans, worksheets, and games for classroom use. As a practical guide and reference manual, Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs, Second Edition addresses special needs in the broadest possible sense to equip teachers with proven, research-based curricular strategies that are grounded in both best practice and current special education law. Chapters address the full range of topics and issues music educators face, including parental involvement, student anxiety, field trips and performances, and assessment strategies. The book concludes with an updated list of resources, building upon the First Edition's recommendations.
Part I: The Currnet Landscape of the Special Education System in the United States
Chapter 1 - Public School Education within a Democracy: An Equal Opportunity for All Students
Chapter 2 - The Current Structure of Special Education in Our Schools: A Brief History of Legislation and Litigation in the Untited States
Part II: Preparing to Teach Music to Students with Special Needs
Chapter 3 - Preapring to Teach: Fieldwork and Engagement Opportunities in Special Education for Pre-service and In-service Music Teachers
Chapter 4 - A Resourceful amd Pedagogical Approach to Teaching Students with Special Needs
Part III Practical Classroom Adaptations, Modifications, and Assessment Techniques For Teaching With Special Needs in the Music Classroom
Chapter 5 - Developing a Student-Centered and Inclusive Classroom
Chapter 6 - Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Special Needs
Chapter 7 - Teaching Strategies for Performers with Special Needs
Chapter 8 - Teaching Music to Students Who are Intellectually Gifted
Part IV Resources for Music Educators
Chapter 9 - Resources for Music Teachers and Music Educators Regarding Teaching Students with Special Needs
About the Authors