Dr. Stephen Shore: Including Children with Autism in the Music Curriculum- An Overview
Description: The presentation focuses on the meaningful inclusion of children with autism and other disabilities in learning to play instruments, participate in ensembles, and in general music class using techniques applicable to all learners. Music as THE means of communication, organizing verbal communication skills, and addressing challenges in the motoric, social, representation, and other areas are explored.
1. Learn practical solutions for including students with disabilities in music,
2. List at least two secondary benefits for engaging in music,
3. Be exposed to an alternate way of teaching notation,
4. Learn techniques for meaningful inclusion through alternate yet related activities
Bio: Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, Adelphi University
· Member of the ICare4Autism Advisory Council
Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism.