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Exceptional Music Pedagogy for Children with Exceptionalities


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Foreword Judith Jellison Preface Deborah VanderLinde Blair 1. Music for All: Everyone has the Potential to Learn Music Markku Kaikkonen 2. Twice Exceptional Alice M. Hammel 3. How the Orff Approach Can Support Inclusive Music Teaching Shirley Salmon 4. Lessons Learned from the Prism Project: Pedagogical Viewpoints in Music Education for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Ryan Hourigan 5. Assistive Technology to Support Students in Accessing the Music Curriculum Emily H. Watts, Kimberly McCord, & Deborah V. Blair 6. SoundOUT: Examining the Role of Accessible Interactive Music Technologies within Inclusive Music Ensembles in Cork City, Ireland Grainne McHale 7. Music Activities for Children with Disabilities: An Example from Taiwan Liza Lee 8. Behavioral Issues in the Music Classroom: Promoting the Successful Engagement of All Students Alice Ann Darrow and Mary Adamek 9. Specified Learning Disabilities and Music Education Kimberly McCord 10. Including Students with Disabilities in Instrumental Ensembles Christine M. Lapka 11. Music for Children with Hearing Loss Alan Gertner and Lyn Schraer-Joiner 12. Reading Acquisition Frameworks for Music and Language: Layering Elements of Literacy for Students with Exceptionalities Elaine Bernstorf 13. Understanding the U.S. Individualized Education Program Model Kimberly VanWeelden 14. Special Education and Special Music Education Outside of the United States Kimberly McCord Index

About the Author

Deborah VanderLinde Blair is Associate Professor of Music Education and Coordinator of Undergraduate Music Education at Oakland University. She is a past chair of the National Association for Music Education Special Research Group on Children with Exceptionalities. Kimberly McCord is Professor of Music Education at Illinois State University. She is the past chair of the ISME Commission on Music in Special Education, Music Therapy and Music Medicine and the founder and past chair of the National Association for Music Education Special Research Interest Group on Children with Exceptionalities.


"The spirit of this book is notable--alongside its well-informed, practical, and scholarly approach. Blair and McCord have gathered together scholars, researchers, and teachers who share a commitment to human capability, and who respect the marvelously variegated ways that persons engage in music. In these pages, the voices of students are celebrated; the caring and ingenious work of teachers is upheld; the disciplined and sustained contributions of researchers are made available. A wise, affirming, and encouraging book." --Janet R. Barrett, Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Scholar and Professor of Music Education, University of Illinois "I applaud the editors and authors for their passion, their knowledge, and their generosity. This book will be a valuable resource for teachers, offering yet more ideas to ponder and strategies to implement in their pursuit of bringing quality music experiences to all children of the world." --Judith Jellison, Mary D. Bold Regents Professor of Music in the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin

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