Students with Autism spectrum Disorders
in the Music Classroom
September 29, 2018
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond
Workshop Fees: $15 – OAKE Member, $30 Non-Members, Students FREE
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) experience the world differently in the areas of socialization, communication, and cognition. Because of these differences, they often need accommodations and modifications in the music classroom.
As part of this workshop, many ideas for adapting the environment
will be introduced and reinforced. Also, it will be fun! 🙂
Alice Hammel is a widely known music educator, author, and clinician whose experience in music is extraordinarily diverse. She teaches for James Madison and Virginia Commonwealth Universities in the areas of music education and music theory respectively, and has many years of experience teaching both instrumental and choral music in public and private schools. Dr. Hammel travels widely to universities during the school year to serve as an in-residence scholar in the area of students with special needs. During the summer months, Dr. Hammel spends her time teaching in graduate programs for music educators around the United States. She is a co-author of several resources available through Oxford University Press including: Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Label-Free Approach, Teaching Music to Students with Autism, and Winding It Back: Teaching to Individual Differences in Music Classrooms and Ensemble Settings, and Teaching Music Students with Special Needs: A Practical Resource. She is Chair of the National Association for Music Education Task Force on Students with Special Needs. Her primary goal is to become a better teacher with each passing day.