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Music for Children and Young People with Complex Needs
Author:  Adam Ockelford
Forces or Category: Book
Details: There are around 40,000 children and young people in the UK alone with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties, in special schools and in mainstream education. Research has indicated that provision is at best patchy, despite the widely held belief that music is beneficial, both in its own right and to promote wider development. This book seeks to foster progress in what is still a young discipline by reflecting on contemporary thinking and practice, identifying key issues, introducing recent and ongoing research, and providing practical advice for practitioners including teachers, therapists, and community musicians.
Selling points: 
  • Identifies and reflects on the key issues
  • Introduces relevant research
  • Sets out a framework of musical development
  • Shows how music can inform wider learning and development
  • Includes illustrations of good practice
Promises, promises
All in the mind?
Levels of uncertainty

Making sense of music making sense

Sounds of Intent
Music moves
About music

Focus on Music
Influential measures
Fragments of genius
Publication Date: Mar 6 2008
Trim Size:234x156
Number of pages:320
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