Focus on Music: Exploring the Musical Interests and Abilities of Blind and Partially-sighted Children and Young People with Septo-optic Dysplasia

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Institute of Education, University of London, 2006 - Education - 71 pages
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Focus on Music breaks new ground. It is the first survey of its kind to explore the musicality of blind and partially-sighted children in the UK and US. Through the eyes and ears of their parents and teachers, and through the firsthand experiences of the research team, an intriguing picture emerges of a group of young people in whose lives music occupies a special place.

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Adam Ockelford is Professor of Music at Roehampton University and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Education, having formerly been Director of Education at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Adam is Secretary of the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE), Chair of Soundabout, and founder of the Amber Trust, a charity that supports visually impaired children in their pursuit of music.

Linda Pring is Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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