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Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs

A Label-Free Approach

Alice Hammel and Ryan Hourigan

Publication Date - February 2011

ISBN: 9780195395419

264 pages
Paperback
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $24.95

Offers a comprehensive, label-free approach to teaching music to students with disabilities--a critical resource for all in-service music teachers, music teacher educators, and students in music education

Description

A practical guide & reference manual, Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs addresses special needs in the broadest possible sense to equip teachers with proven, research-based curricular strategies that are grounded in both best practice and current special education law. Chapters address the full range of topics and issues music educators face including parental involvement, student anxiety, field trips and performances, and assessment strategies. The book concludes with an up-to-date section of resources and technology information.

Features

  • Written by current, practicing music educators who have years of experience with teaching students with special needs
  • Includes comprehensive resource section of print and online references and tools
  • Offers practical guidance and insight on the often confusing maze of legislation, litigation, psychological ramifications, and policy statements in special education
  • Brief classroom vignettes bring the principles and techniques to life with real-world examples

About the Author(s)

Alice M. Hammel teaches for James Madison and Virginia Commonwealth Universities, and has years of experience teaching instrumental and choral music. Ryan M. Hourigan is Assistant Professor of Music Education at Ball State University and a recipient of the Outstanding University Music Educator Award from the Indiana Music Educators Association.

Reviews

"This insightful text provides practical strategies grounded in the latest research. I appreciate each chapter's interesting, thought-provoking discussion questions. Hammel & Hourigan have created a progressive resource which music educators at all levels will find useful." --Ann Marie Stanley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music Education, Eastman School of Music

"What a practical resource for the music classroom! This book explains the jargon and provides insight into the humanity and privilege of working with students with special needs. Its many suggestions for adaptations/modifications are invaluable." --Berta Hickox, Elementary Vocal Music Teacher, Halifax Area School District, Halifax, PA

"Hammel & Hourigan have created a manual that provides a pathway to a better understanding of the myriad challenges of students with special needs in the music class, and clearly outlines both the opportunities and challenges music teachers may meet in providing their students a rewarding music experience. This book is a resource, a guide, and a handbook that should find a place of immediate and consistent access on every music teacher's desk." --Don Krudop, D.M.A., Vocal Music Chair, The Visual & Performing Arts Academy at Salem High School, Virginia Beach, VA

"Music educators teaching in early childhood through college settings can benefit from the resources and practical applications in this publication. Hammel & Hourigan provide means for educators to effectively teach ALL learners. Every music educator should own this valuable resource!" --Susan A. Harvey, D.M.A, Assistant Professor of Music, Midwestern State University

"An eminently practical guidebook that equips teachers with proven curricular strategies." --Teaching Music

"A wonderful guide for working with students who have special needs...Incredibly informative and an important resource for any teacher." --American Music Teacher

"Clear, concise, and accessible to music educators...The authors have done an excellent job of presenting their information...The book has a multitude of strengths, and I would highly recommend it for music ecucators at any stage of their careers." --Nancy L. Glen, Music Educators Journal

Table of Contents

    Foreword by Colleen Conway
    Part One: THE CURRENT LANDSCAPE OF THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SYSTEM
    Chapter 1: Public School Education within A Democracy: An Equal Opportunity for All Students
    Chapter 2: The Current Structure of Special Education in our Schools: A Brief History of Legislation and Litigation in the United States
    PART TWO: PREPARING TO TEACH MUSIC TO STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
    Chapter 3: Preparing to Teach: Fieldwork and Engagement Opportunities in Special Education for Preservice and Inservice Music Teachers
    Chapter 4: A Resourceful and Pedagogical Approach to Teaching Students with Special Needs
    PART 3: PRACTICAL CLASSROOM ADAPTATIONS, MODIFICATIONS, AND ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM
    Chapter 5: Developing a Student-centered and Inclusive Classroom
    Chapter 6: Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Special Needs
    Chapter 7: Teaching Strategies for Performers with Special Needs
    Chapter 8: Teaching Music to Students who are Intellectually Gifted
    PART 4: RESOURCES FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS
    Chapter 9: Resources for Music Teachers and Music Teacher Educators in Teaching Students with Special Needs