Explains essential features of special education that are important for interdisciplinary communication and effective teaching. Part I introduces the reader to historical and instructional foundations of music in special education. Major topics and developments in the field of special education, important terminology, and curricular issues are covered in Part I. Part II introduces the characteristics of students with specific disabilities, the educational effects of these disabilities , appropriate adaptations, as well as music education and music therapy approaches used with students who have these disabilities.
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