Description : "Written by an expert in the field, who is both a teacher and a teacher-educator, this book is a comprehensive practical resource for educators and parents you are introducting music to children with hearing loss. It presents a series of important and up-to-date teaching strategies, including preparations for the classroom, communication strategies for parents and teaching staff, and tips on more specific or technical matters, such as conducting musical audiograms. These resources provide a solid background for hands-on instructional materials, such as music lessons, supplemental activities, educational resources, discussion points, and journal samples for the classroom and home. The book includes purposeful suggestions for classroom settings--general, choral, and instrumental alike--as well as recommended listening lessons, suggestions for incorporating music into everyday activities, and an overview of recent research. Each chapter concludes with review questions, ideas, and instructional activities that teachers and parents can accomplish with children who are deaf or hard of hearing." -- page 4 of cover.
Description : Now in a revised and updated second edition, Early Listening Skills is a practical manual for use with children and young people with underdeveloped listening skills related to hearing loss. Thirteen clear and easy to follow sections focus on skills such as auditory detection, discrimination, recognition, sequencing and memory. Each one is filled with a series of carefully designed activities to stimulate and develop auditory awareness and discrimination skills in children with a range of developmental levels and abilities. Features include: A wide range of activities suited to both the early years and home settings Links to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and topics reflecting the EYFS and Key Stage 1 curriculum Photocopiable material designed to document the child’s development over time As most of the activities are non-verbal, they are well suited for children with limited spoken language as well as children with special educational needs and disability and English as an additional language (EAL) learners. Whilst primarily designed for early years practitioners, special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs), specialist teachers, therapists and other professionals, the activity sheets and guidance also make it an invaluable tool for parents and caregivers looking to stimulate listening skills at home.
Description : A complete movement education resource for early childhood and physical education professionals, EXPERIENCES IN MUSIC AND MOVEMENT teaches students the importance of movement in the physical, emotional, and educational growth of children. In addition to teaching movement’s role in traditional child development areas -- physical, affective, and cognitive -- EXPERIENCES IN MUSIC AND MOVEMENT details musical and creative development, and is the only text of its kind to do both. The text includes an entire movement program; lesson planning; guidelines for music selection and usage; developmentally appropriate teaching methods; and tried-and-true tips for creating and maintaining a positive learning environment with children on the move. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Musical Children: Engaging Children in Musical Experiences by Carolyn Lindeman is the only text that focuses on the teaching of preschool and kindergarten students and the important role music plays in a their educations and lives. Music educators are increasingly recognizing the importance of teaching musical skills as early as the preschool years. This book presents the latest research emphasizing real life applications so that teachers can achieve their goal of creating more musically creative children. The book presents 25 strategies for engaging children who are learning music based on the latest Music Educators National Conference (MENC) standards. It includes reproducible student activity charts, a song selection of 40 notated melodies, a collection of chants, and resource materials for any new teacher to reference. Musical Children is not only an excellent text in any Music Education classroom, but an excellent resource for any preschool or kindergarten teacher. Written by a leading authority on early childhood music education, the text will be used in courses on Elementary Methods and Fundamentals of Music Education. Audio-CD not for sale. Available for instructors upon request from Sales office
Description : The theme of this book is presented in chapters covering basic principles in theory and practice. Three individuals with a hearing impairment report on their development, experience and personal approaches to music. These are followed by chapters on developmental topics, an overview of music in education and therapy, and insight into recent research on music perception. Different educational and therapeutic approaches using music and/or movement relevant to different age groups are described and extended in reports on music and movement with various groups - from preschool children and family projects, to school children and teenagers.
Description : Over the past four decades, the prevalence of autism, asthma, ADHD, obesity, diabetes, and birth defects have grown substantially among children around the world. Not coincidentally, more than 80,000 new chemicals have been developed and released into the global environment during this same period. Today the World Health Organization attributes 36% of all childhood deaths to environmental causes. Children's environmental health is a new and expanding discipline that studies the profound impact of chemical and environmental hazards on child health. Amid mounting evidence that children are exquisitely sensitive to their environment-and that exposure during their developmental "windows of susceptibility" can trigger cellular changes that lead to disease and disability in infancy, childhood, and across the life span-there is a compelling need for continued scientific study of the relationship between children's health and environment. The Textbook of Children's Environmental Health codifies the knowledge base and offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to this important new field. Edited by two internationally recognized pioneers in the area, this volume presents up-to-date information on the chemical, biological, physical, and societal hazards that confront children in today's world: pesticides, indoor and outdoor air pollution, lead, arsenic, phthalates, bisphenol A, brominated flame retardants, ionizing radiation, electromagnetic fields, and the built environment. It presents carefully documented data on rising rates of disease in children, offers a critical summary of new research linking pediatric disease with environmental exposures, and explores the cellular, molecular, and epigenetic mechanisms underlying diseases of environmental origin. With this volume's emphasis upon integrating theory and practice, readers will find practical approaches to channeling scientific findings into evidence-based strategies for preventing and identifying the environmental hazards that cause disease in children. It is a landmark work that will serve as the field's benchmark for years to come.
Description : Exceptional Music Pedagogy for Children with Exceptionalities offers readers in music education, music therapy, and music in special education communities a new, important, and globally-informed resource for effective music pedagogies. Volume editors Deborah VanderLinde Blair and Kimberly McCord have assembled here a diverse and international set of teachers and researchers. Each working outward from their own national perspectives, the chapter authors explore the histories of legislative initiatives, discuss the implementation of both mandates and teacher led creative strategies, and provide a vast array of pedagogical suggestions and scenarios that support teachers and communities who work with students with disabilities. Featuring chapters from a global set of education communities, the authors represent a wide range of pedagogical approaches for learners in a variety of contexts. This book is an important, expansive collection of practical expertise, and an invaluable resource to the special music education community across the globe.
Description : Curriculum needs to be based on the strengths and needs of children. This information is gathered through careful observation and documentation and is one of the cornerstones of curriculum development. The purpose of this text is to take curriculum development to another level: to fill the gap between theory and practice. This text will help students to look at curriculum from the perspective of the child and to understand how that perspective is linked to learning and theory. This book is a documentation of individuals and groups of children learning over time. Each curriculum discussion starts with the real experiences that children have had. From these experiences, pertinent theory is woven in, explained and expanded.
Description : Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) is a form of music therapy developed for people suffering from cognitive, sensory, or motor dysfunctions - arising from neurological diseases of the nervous system. People who can benefit from this therapy include sufferers from: stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer's disease, autism, and other neurological diseases affecting cognition, movement, and communication (e.g., MS, Muscular Dystrophy, etc). The Handbook of Neurologic Music Therapy is a comprehensive landmark text presenting a new and revolutionary model of music in rehabilitation, therapy and medicine that is scientifically validated and clinically tested. Each of the 20 clinical techniques is described in detail with specific exercises, richly illustrated and with pertinent background information regarding research and clinical diagnoses. The book is a 'must have' for all neurologic music therapists and those who want to become one, clinicians, university faculty, and students alike. Physicians and therapists from other disciplines will find this tome an important guide to provide new insight how music can contribute significantly to brain rehabilitation and how Neurologic Music Therapists can be effective interdisciplinary providers in patient care.