About This Chapter
Music & Art in Special Education - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our instructors present lessons on music and art for special education students. You'll review music activities for special needs children and students with Down's Syndrome, as well as some of the reasons that music is so helpful for special needs students. Each of our lessons is self-paced and designed by a professional instructor who understands the unique requirements needed to successfully teach special education students.
How It Helps
- Provides greater understanding: Our lesson on how music helps special needs students gives you understanding and confidence that you're providing your students with more than just knowledge when you teach them about art and music.
- Gives you tailored approaches: With specific lessons focused on activities for students with Down's Syndrome, you'll know you're teaching your students the curriculum that's best for their needs.
- Encourages student engagement: These resources encourage activity, movement and interaction with these subjects to promote information retention and make learning fun.
When you complete this chapter, you should be able to:
- Teach piano to special needs students
- Understand the importance of music for special education students
- Engage your special needs and Down's Syndrome students with enjoyable music activities
1. How Music Helps Special Needs Students
If you are a teacher who works with children with special needs, you probably know how meaningful music can be in their lives. This lesson discusses the many different ways music can help students with special needs.
2. Music Activities for Special Needs Students
Whether you are a music teacher or a teacher who is interested in incorporating more music into your classroom, this lesson helps by offering music activities specifically catered to students with special needs.
3. Music Activities for Students with Down Syndrome
Many students with Down syndrome love music and can benefit tremendously from incorporating music into their lives. This lesson gives you some activities that will teach more music to students with Down syndrome.
4. Teaching Piano to Special Needs Children
Helping students with special needs learn to play and master the piano can be a wonderful gift to them. This lesson discusses some of the challenges and merits involved in teaching piano to students with special needs.
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Other chapters within the Resources for Teaching Special Education course
- Social Skills & Special Education
- Life Skills & Special Education
- Teaching Special Education
- Math Instruction in Special Education
- Language Arts & Special Education
- Special Education for Adults with Disabilities
- Advocacy in Special Education
- Homeschooling & Special Needs
- Response to Intervention (RTI) Strategies & Information
- Speech Therapy Activities & Materials
- Special Education Classroom Strategies
- IEP Goals & Meeting Resources
- Differentiated Instruction Strategies for Teachers
- 504 Plans Examples & Information
- Language Disorders Resources