Ali Carr
Reply to Jean Milton
Sat Jun 13, 2015 19:44

I can say with you that I have seen music work in the academic areas for students with ASD. I have seen students sing to a book and see music incorporated with math. Not only did the students thoroughly enjoy the music but they were able to retain the information better and could recall what they were learning. For me at least, I learn things better through music even so that I can remember math songs from elementary school.

  • I Wonder.... - Jean Milton, Sat Jun 13 18:49
    I have noticed two students on the spectrum who learned to read through song. Of course these two children are not representative of the entire population, but I was told that the students came in... more
    • I Wonder RE - Rebecca McVey, Sat Jun 13 22:01
      I have also seen music therapy work wonders for children. I would really like to see this put into practice for reading instruction. I feel like music connecting to literature would work great in the ... more
    • Reply to Jean Milton - Ali Carr, Sat Jun 13 19:44
    • That is Interesting - Britt Hatcher, Sat Jun 13 19:19
      I think that it is great that these two students were able to communicate by way of music. I would think that in the beginning that this could be a good thing, but are teachers going beyond this and... more
      • Last I Saw - Jean Milton, Sat Jun 13 19:54
        On my last day observing I saw the students singing a book they had never encountered. One student had taken some words from several songs and the way they are sung in each one to essentially create... more
        • In this case - Britt Hatcher, Sat Jun 13 20:06
          In this case, I think that there was more than just singing that was going on. I do think that we need to help ASD students distinguish the difference and we need to be careful how we are teaching... more
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