Teaching Music to Students with Autism

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Oxford University Press, Sep 19, 2013 - Education - 192 pages
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Teaching Music to Students with Autism provides a comprehensive study of the education of students with autism within the music classroom. The book is designed for music educators, music teacher educators, and all those who have an interest in the education of students with autism. The authors focus on the diagnosis of autism, advocating for students and music programs, and creating and maintaining a team approach when working with colleagues. A significant portion of the book is focused on understanding 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. Vignettes and classroom snapshots from experienced teachers provide additional opportunities to transfer theory to real-life application.
  

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Contents

1 What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder? An Explanation of the Diagnosis
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2 A Team Approach to Teaching Music to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
15
3 Understanding Communication and Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
31
4 Understanding Cognition and Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
52
5 Classroom Behavior and Students with Autism
69
6 Understanding the Socialization of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
87
7 Autism Sensory Dysfunction and Music Education
103
8 Advocacy for Students with Autism in Music Education
115
9 Classroom and Ensemble Snapshots of Teaching Music to Students with Autism
131
10 Resources for Music Teachers
147
About the Authors
159
Index
163
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Alice M. Hammel is on the music faculties of Virginia Commonwealth and James Madison Universities. She is in demand as a clinician and teacher throughout the United States and is widely published in the areas of music education, teacher education, and students with special needs. Dr. Hammel holds several concurrent leadership positions in the field of music education and is a multiple award recipient honoring her work in the field.

Ryan M. Hourigan is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the School of Music at Ball State University. He is an advocate, teacher, clinician, and prolific publisher of research in the area of children with exceptionalities.