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Music for Literacy reply
Fri Jun 5, 2015 15:10

I think using music as a means of promoting literacy is an excellent idea. One thing that I noticed in a couple of the videos was that the preschool children with ASD seemed to respond well to singing. When the teacher sang the "Wheels on the Bus" book and one other book, the students seemed more calm and focused than in some of the other videos. I think that singing or using music could serve as a way of keeping the child engaged and interested during literacy activities. Like you said, it may not work for all students because some may not respond well to music. But I think it's definitely something to try out!

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