Music Generation Sligo, in collaboration with the Centre for Special Educational Needs Inclusion and Diversity (CSENID) in St. Angela’s College, Sligo, have developed a music resource for teachers working with pupils with ASD.
Launched at a recent seminar in St. Angela’s College and piloted over the past two years in two ASD units located in Sligo, the resource pack for teachers is the culmination of research and practical music work with pupils with ASD.
Rhona McGrath, Co-ordinator of Music Generation Sligo, said:
“We are delighted to combine the work of practitioners in special educational needs and in music education to explore and expand the possibilities for children and young people and their educators”
The resource pack is an invaluable addition to the toolkit of teachers working with pupils with ASD. It provides a structure for music lessons and has lots of tips and suggestions as to how teachers can approach music education with pupils with ASD.
It shows how to structure a lesson using visual schedules and turn-taking schedules and includes a CD with songs used in the sample lessons. It also includes suggestions of materials that could be used in a music lesson.
The resource pack, costing €10, can be purchased from Rhona at Music Generation Sligo via email on MusicGenerationSligo@msletb.ie
Disclaimer: The Con Tutti programme has been piloted in the ASD Unit in which I teach in Ransboro NS, Sligo.