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Music Activities to Support Social Development in the Early Childhood Inclusion Classroom
Thursday July 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Carol Ann Blank, Board Certified Music Therapist and Manager of Research and Special Needs Services, Music Together Worldwide
Sponsored by Music Together
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In this edWebinar, discover how songs and rhythmic chants can support necessary skills inherent in social development, including joint attention, turn-taking, and formulating greetings and appropriate responses. These skills are particularly challenging for children with disabilities whose social development may be delayed. Dr. Carol Ann Blank, Board Certified Music Therapist and Manager of Research and Special Needs Services, Music Together Worldwide, highlights ways to approach making music with young children in the inclusion classroom to support development of social skills not only in children with disabilities, but in any child who is delayed in social skill development. Learn relevant social development theories as they apply to children. This recorded edWebinar will benefit educators working with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners.
About the Presenter
Carol Ann Blank, LCAT, LPC, PhD, MT-BC earned her doctorate from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She is responsible for developing training, materials, and mentoring for Music Together teachers who work with children with special needs and their families. In addition, Dr. Blank is the manager of research and special needs services for Music Together Worldwide and teaches Music Together classes for children with special needs.
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At Music Together, we understand the importance of music in early childhood—from birth, in fact. Because the truth is, most people are born with enough music aptitude to play in a symphony orchestra when they are adults, if they choose. But first we must learn how to “speak music”—to take the musical instrument we all have, ourselves, developing that musical capacity from a very young age. The sounds we make, our movements, our rhythms—these are the building blocks of music and of early childhood learning. And that’s what Music Together is all about.