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Music Education for Children with Autism Spectrum DisorderA Resource for Teachers$
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Sheila Scott

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190606336

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606336.001.0001

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Listening to Music

Listening to Music

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(p.105) 4 Listening to Music
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Music Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Sheila J. Scott

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606336.003.0004

Music listening is explored as an avenue for promoting receptivity, joint attention, relaxation, and sensory stimulation among children with autisms spectrum disorder and their caregivers. Teachers are provided with lists of numerous examples of recorded music for use with the educational interventions profiled in this chapter. Five pedagogical principles for listening experiences (musical genres and styles, length, regularity, multisensory engagement, and familiarity) guide teachers in choosing their own music for use with the activities outlined here. The chapter concludes with descriptions of educational interventions that guide students in exploring expressive qualities of music such as dynamics and tempo.

Keywords:   Autism spectrum disorder, Music education, Joint attention, Music listening, Receptivity

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