This session provided an overview to disability law and the various models of disability that exist in society. With this knowledge, we explored our roles, responsibilities, and opportunities as teachers of people with varying abilities and backgrounds.
Ears, Eyes, Pitches, & Patterns: The Developmental Journey to Music Reading Presentation Slides
This session began with an exploration of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines. From there, we outlined the parallels between language skills acquisition and music skills acquisition, which forms the foundation of sound-before-sight principles of music learning. We began experiencing activities that support audiation and the development of beat internalization.
This experiential session allowed us to participate in various activities that make music accessible for learners of varying backgrounds and abilities. Stay tuned for a full resources sheet with links to all the materials we used!
This session focused on understanding foundational aspects of Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder. With this understanding, we explored various way to support these and all students by employing the UDL guidelines but also some additional student-specific strategies for individual and group music contexts.