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Derek Paravicini: In the Key of Genius

by Adam Ockelford
The Life of a Musical Savant
The extraordinary story of the musical genius Derek Paravicini, born blind and with severe learning difficulties, by the music psychologist who has acted as his mentor for the last twenty years.

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Learning and creativity in a prodigious musical savant

by Adam Ockelford and Linda Pring.
Proceedings of International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation Conference 2005 ('Vision'), Amsterdam: Elsevier.

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Let's All Listen: Songs for Group Work in Settings that Include Students with Learning Difficulties and Autism

by Pat Lloyd (foreward by Adam Ockelford)

Music provides a unique and powerful means of promoting communication and social interaction in students with learning difficulties. In this collection, Pat Lloyd brings together 46 songs composed or adapted for use with children with communication problems. Each of the songs features a vocal line and piano accompaniment and can be listened to on the audio CD included with the book. Simplified guitar versions are also provided for a selection of the songs. Pat Lloyd provides suggestions for how each song can be used and developed to encourage communication and social interaction, and lists a range of possible objectives for each one. Advocating a flexible approach, she demonstrates how musical activity can be adapted easily and successfully to the specific needs of individual students. Enjoyable and easy to use, this is an ideal resource for specialist and non-specialist music instructors working to improve the communication and social skills of students with learning difficulties, including those with additional autism.

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Music for Children and Young People with Complex Needs (Oxford Music Education)

by Adam Ockelford

There are around 40,000 children and young people in the UK alone with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties, in special schools and in mainstream education. Research has indicated that provision is at best patchy, despite the widely held belief that music is beneficial, both in its own right and to promote wider development. This book seeks to foster progress in what is still a young discipline by reflecting on contemporary thinking and practice, identifying key issues, introducing recent and ongoing research, and providing practical advice for practitioners including teachers, therapists, and community musicians.

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Focus on Music: Exploring the Musical Interests and Abilities of Blind and Partially-sighted Children and Young People with Septo-optic Dysplasia (Issues in Practice)

by Adam Ockelford, Linda Pring, Graham Welch & Darold Treffert

Paperback: 82 pages
Publisher: Institute of Education; 1 edition (1 Feb 2006)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0854737235
ISBN-13: 978-0854737239
Product Dimensions: 29 x 20.4 x 1 cm

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