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Music and Art Therapy for Children with Disabilities

How might you apply music and art therapy content to a classroom and instruction for children with disabilities? (if references are used can you please list them)

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Music may be blended into the curriculum. For example, musical content may be integrated with literature to help children relate and participate in learning activities that bring books alive (Giles, Cogan, & Cox, 1991, as cited by Sze & Yu, 2004).

Should music be integrated into the curriculum for children with and without disabilities?

Music could be used as a cognitive, linguistic, social, and psychological approach to treatment (Sze & Yu, 2004). Treatments may include learning songs from music that children enjoy, learning an instrument for physical ...

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Music and art therapy are examined in children with disabilities. Integrating music and art into the curriculum is examined. Integration of art and music into the curriculum through reading and storytelling are discussed.