As awareness of educational and recreational possibilities for students with special needs grows, an increasing number of music teachers are being asked to take on students with various exceptionalities. To be able to bring these students to their full potential, it is vital for music teachers to have an understanding of the disorders, how they impact the learning process, and strategies that can be effective in minimizing that impact and helping students to flourish. In the following courses, music teachers will become equipped to support students of all abilities in a studio or classroom setting.
In these workshops, music educators will develop strategies and tools to allow adaptations for students with a variety of physical and cognitive needs. Participants will develop an understanding of impairments across learning domains and various supports that can be implemented in a music education setting. This course will include hands-on learning that will equip participants with activities and tools that they can incorporate in group or private music classes, adapted for all learners.