Music, Sound and Vibration in Special Education How to Enrich Your Specialist Setting
This book provides practical guidance on how to successfully incorporate music, sound and vibration into your special school, exploring the rich benefits that musical opportunities offer for children with physical, mental health and learning disabilities.
Music has been shown to improve mood, lift depression, improve blood flow and even ease pain, whilst musical interventions can encourage communication and enable relaxation. This book explores the physical, cognitive and mental health benefits of music use in special schools, introducing therapies and innovations that can be adapted for use in your own specialist setting.
Key features include:
• Chapters exploring a range of music therapies and technologies that allow all students to access the benefits of music, sound and vibration, from one-to-one therapeutic music sessions to vibro-acoustic therapy and sing and sign
• Case studies and anecdotes showcasing the innovative ways that special schools are using music, and providing concrete examples of how to deliver, record and access music provision
• Photocopiable policies, risk assessments and links to useful resources
Written by an author with a wealth of experience in special education, this book is essential reading for all those working in specialist settings or with children with SEND.
Dedication Acknowledgements List of Figures List of tables and downloadable resources Introduction Abbreviations and glossary of words and phrases used Chapter 1: What is therapeutic music and how can it be delivered in special schools Chapter 2: Music and Technology Chapter 3: Transitional Music Chapter 4: Singing and Signing Chapter 5: Meditation and Mindfulness Chapter 6: Water and Sound Chapter 7: Vibration and the feel of sound Chapter 8: Health, Wellbeing and Sound Chapter 9: Sound Support for schools Chapter 10: Assessment Chapter 11: Parents and Carers Chapter 12: The effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the delivery of Music and Therapeutic interventions in Special Schools Chapter 13: Resources and Support Appendix Bibliography Index