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Music, language and autism : exceptional strategies for exceptional minds

Author: Adam Ockelford
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores why many children with autism are so captivated by music and how practitioners and parents can harness this to develop language skills. Through case studies, it displays how music can become a scaffold for language; allowing autistic children to express their inner thoughts and feelings without resorting to destructive behaviour.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Ockelford
ISBN: 1299690726 9781299690721 9780857004284 085700428X
OCLC Number: 851156376
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Reflections on autism --
The challenge of language --
Making sense of music --
How musicality develops --
Music, language and communication --
Exceptional early cognitive environments (EECEs) --
Teaching the '1 in 20'.
Responsibility: Adam Ockelford ; foreword by Francesca Happé.

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This book explores why many children with autism are so captivated by music and how practitioners and parents can harness this to develop language skills. Through case studies, it displays how music can become a scaffold for language; allowing autistic children to express their inner thoughts and feelings without resorting to destructive behaviour.

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