Music for Children and Young People with Complex Needs by Adam Ockelford

Music for Children and Young People with Complex Needs

byAdam Ockelford

Paperback | April 6, 2008

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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, bothin 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 includingteachers, therapists, and community musicians.

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Adam Ockelford has worked in the field of special education needs for more than 20 years and is widely respected as a practitioner, researcher, teacher, and writer. In the 1990s he became Music Education Advisor for the RNIB, where from 2005 he was Director of Education. In 2007 he was appointed Professor of Music at Roehampton Univer...

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Title:Music for Children and Young People with Complex NeedsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.69 inPublished:April 6, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0193223015

ISBN - 13:9780193223011

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Table of Contents

Part I: IssuesPromises, promisesAll in the mind?Levels of uncertaintyPart II: A new modelMaking sense of music making sensePart III: Addressing special musical needsSounds of IntentMusic movesAbout musicPart IV: Identifying and fostering special musical abilitiesFocus on MusicInfluential measuresFragments of geniusConclusion