Soundabout Life: Music Resources for Young Adults with Profound Disabilities
This innovative resource sets out simple, everyday activities that use music and sound to enrich the lives of young adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Each colourful card presents ideas that parents and others can do with the young person in their care, at home and when out and about.
Activities are based on the Sounds of Intent framework of musical development –www.soundsofintent.org – and structured to promote an evolving sense of self, engagement with others, and an awareness of the wider world. A QR code on each card connects to specially created audio and visual materials that can be found on the Soundabout website – soundaboutfamily.org.uk
Features that make this an essential resource include:
• 48 cards that set out over 200 activities involving sound and music in an accessible way, with no special skills or knowledge needed
• Access to audio files, the pioneering ‘Soundabout Music Tracks’, that make music truly accessible to people with the most profound disabilities
Created by Soundabout, a UK-wide charity whose mission is to empower people with profound and multiple learning difficulties through music, Soundabout Life is a unique resource that will enhance the lives of all learning disabled young people aged 16–25 in the UK and beyond.
Intended for use in educational settings and/or therapy contexts under the supervision of an adult. This is not a toy.
Introduction to activities using sound and music with young children with profound disabilities Cards 1-4 Level 2 Listening Cards 5-8 Level 2 Listening Cards 9-12 Level 2 Interacting Cards 13-16 Level 2 Me Cards 17-20 Level 3 Listening Cards 21-24 Level 3 Singing & Playing Cards 25-28 Level 3 Interacting Cards 29-32 Level 3 Me Cards 33-36 Level 4 Listening Cards 37-40 Level 4 Singing & Playing Cards 41-44 Level 4 Interacting Cards 45-48 Level 4 Me