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Rebecca McVey
I Wonder RE
Sat Jun 13, 2015 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 emergent phase, or in early childhood as a motivator. Also, the first thing that came to my head after reading your question was the use of music with a child specializing in music. Meeting children where there interests fall always proves useful. I really appreciate your question. It is very different and definitely got me thinking.

  • 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
    • Reply to Jean Milton - Ali Carr, Sat Jun 13 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... more
    • 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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