Music for Children with Hearing Loss: A Resource for Parents and Teachers

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This book is an in-depth and practical resource for educators and parents who wish to introduce music to children with hearing loss. The author makes a compelling case for offering music education to children with hearing loss before presenting a series of up-to-date teaching strategies meant to inform their educational experience, including preparations for the classroom, communication strategies for parents and teaching staff, and tips on more specific or technical matters such as conducting musical audiograms. These resources provide a solid background for hands-on instructional materials such as music lessons, supplemental activities, educational resources, discussion points, and journal samples for the classroom and home. The author offers detailed suggestions for specific classroom settings such as general music, choral ensemble, and instrumental ensemble as well as a set of recommended listening lessons that take this potential variety of settings into account. The book provides suggestions for incorporating music into everyday activities and also presents an overview of recent research which reinforces the benefits of music upon social and emotional development as well as speech and language development. As hearing aid and cochlear implant technologies improve and become increasingly widespread, all teachers-especially music teachers-should expect to see more deaf and hard-of-hearing children in their classrooms. Awareness and preparation are not only vital in aiding these children in the classroom, but are required of teachers by federal law. This book is a comprehensive resource for teachers and parents who wish to gain a better understanding of the emerging field of music education for students with hearing loss.

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Music for Children with Hearing Loss: A Resource for Parents and Teachers

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