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

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Immerse yourself in a foundation of knowledge related to successfully teaching children with autism in music classrooms. Specific topics covered in this course 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 are explored.

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Chappell

Chappell,_Elizabeth_headshot_2013Dr. 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 earned National Board Teacher Certification. Dr. Chappell has presented sessions about her experiences teaching students with autism at conferences of the American String Teachers Association, American Music Therapy Association, Texas Music Educators 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.

 

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

 

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Chappell

3 Graduate Credits
Full Tuition: $1,020, due in full with registration    
Course Code: 7988
Online
Chat Sessions:
No chat sessions required.
 
Prerequisites:
None
 
Required material(s):
1. Teaching Music to Students with Autism by A.M. Hammel & R.M. Hourigan (Oxford University Press, 2013).  
 
2. Including Everyone: Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn by J.A. Jellison (Oxford University Press, 2015).
 
Software/hardware requirements for Mac & Windows users:
Internet access is required.
 
Enrollment Limited to 15

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