6744 Successfully Including Students on the Autism Spectrum in Music Classes, Rehearsals & Ensembles

Immerse yourself in a foundation of knowledge related to successfully teaching children with autism in music classrooms. Specific topics covered in this class include strategies that facilitate participation, music skill development, and enjoyment for children on the autism spectrum. In addition, challenges related specifically to sensory, behavioral and social challenges that can impede positive inclusion experiences will be explored. The class format will include discussion, research, lectures and lesson design.

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Chappell


Dr. Elizabeth Chappell holds degrees in both Music Therapy (University of Kansas) and Music Education (University of Texas at Austin). She has taught orchestra for over 15 years in the Austin Independent School District and just recently has earned a National Board Teacher Certification. She has presented sessions about her experiences teaching students with autism at the conferences of the American String Teachers Association, American Music Therapy Association, Texas Music Educator Association and the Center for Educator Development in the Fine Arts. She has contributed to articles about inclusion and autism that have appeared in the Journal of Research in Music Education and the Journal of Music Therapy.


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6744 Successfully Including Students on the Autism Spectrum in Music Classes, Rehearsals & Ensembles

3 graduate credits
Location: IIT Hermann Hall, Room 007

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Tuition: $900 (includes $75 resource fee)
A $75 deposit is required at time of registration. Tuition balance is due in full by the first day of class.

June 16-20
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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