Bibliography - Teaching Music to Children with MDVI
Read sing and play: for the music teachers who wish to help their blind pupils learn the Braille Music Code (3rd ed)
Glenn Publications, 1994
Teacher's handbook to accompany the Braille edition.
Approaches to communication through music
David Fulton, 2002
One of the ways forward when working with those who have little or no speech, or limited comprehension of language, is to use music. This is a practical guide that contains lots of ideas and original activities for the specialist and non-specialist alike.
Hoare, Bob & Hoskins, Rosamund
Music education for the visually impaired child: a compendium of articles from Braille Music Magazine, with supplementary material
Blind to the facts: an exploration of the needs of the blind and visually impaired musician
Inner Visions, 1995
A report prepared for the Inner Visions Music Company. Edited by Agnes Meadows.
Soundbeam in special education: movement into music
Soundbeam is a musical instrument which can be played by children with special needs through use of movement in space from very minimal such as eye movements through to dancing. This book allows teachers to get the most from their equipment.
All join in! a framework for making music with children and young people who are visually impaired and have learning disabilities
A set of 24 songs which offer a framework for music-making with children and young people who are visually impaired and have other disabilities. Comprises an A4 folder, a booklet of music notation and an audio CD.
Music and visually impaired children
Some notes for the guidance of teachers.
Music in large print
Music matters: factors in the music education of children and young people who are visually impaired
Music moves: music in the education of children and young people who are visually impaired and have learning disabilities
Includes Supplement 1998/99 by Sally-Anne Zimmermann
Making music with the young child with special needs: a guide for parents
Jessica Kingsley, 1993
Welch, Graham F; Ockelford, Adam; Zimmerman, Sally-Anne
Provision of music in special education (PROMISE): a report on a research project funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Trust with support from the RNIB
The purpose of this research project has been to investigate the nature of music education provision for pupils with severe learning difficulties (SLD) or profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).
Focus on Braille music
Musicians in Focus Ltd, 2004
A practical guide to the use of Braille for the notation of music.
Instrumental music: factors in learning musical instruments for children and young people who are visually impaired
Twinkle: a musical stimulation video for young people with severe disabilities
Twinkle's slow pace and deliberate silences between episodes give the young viewer a chance to absorb the story in separate chunks. Images and music start and stop together enhancing listening and looking skills.
Insight May/June 2006 , No 3, p38-40
Three siblings with visual impairments take up music classes at the Youth Music Centre in London.
AMBER Trust: a music charity for blind children
Insight Nov/Dec 2008, No 18, p44-46
AMBER provides awards that can pay for music lessons, music therapy, purchase of equipment etc.
Arter, Christine & Hill, David Lavelle
Listening in: music for students with a visual impairment
British Journal of Visual Impairment May 1999, Vol 17 (2), p60-63
Improving general listening skills using music and some exploration of music therapy as a way to improve self-esteem.
Clark, Ann & Murphy, Frank
Teaching music to the visually impaired student in a standard school setting
British Journal of Visual Impairment Sept 1998, Vol 16 (3), p117-122
Considers the kinds of information a music teacher may require to cope with the needs of a visually impaired student in a mainstream setting.
My journey to the BBC proms
Insight Nov/Dec 2008, No 18, p20-21
Lloyd is a visually impaired student at a specialist music school and he describes his achievements so far.
Interactive music: developing social communication skills
Eye Contact Autumn 2004, No 40, p6-8
Using music to develop communication skills with children who have complex and multiple learning difficulties.
Can I study GCSE Music without knowing braille music?
Insight Nov/Dec 2008, No 18, p15
Offers a perspective on preparing visually impaired candidates for the GCSE music exam.
Story with a tactile trail
Eye Contact Spring 1999, No 23, p29
The author explains how she made a tactile trail based on "Peter and the Wolf" for pupils at a special school.
Doing it for themselves
Eye Contact Autumn 2004, No 40, p19-21
Using switches and adaptive technology to create music.
Eye Contact Autumn 2004, No 40, p25-27
Sandall Wood School in Doncaster use a new vibroacoustic board to help motivate pupils and aid communication.
Eye Contact Spring 2005, No 41, p23-25
Making music fun and accessible for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties.
Moon system adapted for musical notation
British Journal of Visual Impairment Autumn 1987, Vol 5 (3), p93-97
Outlines how moon can be used to represent musical notation.
Music sessions for a nursery class
Eye Contact Autumn 2004, No 40, p22-24
Tips for running music sessions for children with profound and moderate learning difficulties.
Music therapy or music education?
Eye Contact Autumn 2005, No 43, p23-27
Clarifies the difference between the music therapy and music education to allow parents and teachers to choose appropriately for children who are visually impaired and have multiple disabilities.
Sounds of intent
Insight Nov/Dec 2008, No 18, p22-23
A study of children with learning difficulties many of whom have visual impairments and how their musical abilities develop over time. A framework is being developed to help teachers and therapists to track and support their children's progress.
Ockelford, Adam ... [et al]
Sounds of intent
Eye Contact Autumn 2004, No 40, p16-18
A project looks at tracking the development musicality in children with profound and moderate learning difficulties.
Oyston, Janet & Thomas, Naomi
Enjoying multisensory music
Eye Contact Autumn 2004, No 40, p9-11
Ideas for using music in a multisensory class of children with profound and severe learning difficulties.
Let the fun begin: communicating through touch the TACPAC way
Eye Contact Summer 2004, No 39, p31-34
A programme of music and tactile experiences for children with profound and multiple disabilities as a means of promoting body awareness and improving communication.
Pring, Linda & Ockelford, Adam
Children with septo-optic dysplasia: musical interests, abilities and provision: the results of a parental survey
British Journal of Visual Impairment May 2005, Vol 23 (2), p58-66
Looks at how autistic spectrum disorders can manifest in children who have visual impairments.
Music therapy approach, evoking spontaneous movement from people with dual-sensory impairment
Journal of British Music Therapy 1987, Vol 1 (1), p25-27
Use of music and movement to encourage increased activity levels in very passive deafblind people.
Insight Sept/Oct 2008, No 17, p18-19
Technology which enables young people who are visually impaired to explore independent music making.
Resonance boards: simple communication through sound
Eye Contact Autumn 2004, No 40, p16-18
Musical opportunities for children who have very limited movement though use of resonance boards.
Stanfield, Caroline & Zimmerman, Sally
Music and communication
Insight Nov/Dec 2007, No 12, p10-12
Describes work with children developing communication through music.
Clowndoctors: slapstick and song
Insight Jan/Feb 2006, No 1, p23-25
Play therapy for children with multiple disabilities and visual impairment in hospital settings.
Eye Contact Autumn 2005, No 43, p19-22
How music therapy can help facilitate communication with children who are visually impaired and have multiple disabilities.
Taking music examinations
Insight Nov/Dec 2008, No 18, p17
Offers advice on preparing visually impaired candidates for music exams.
Zimmerman, Sally & Habron, John
Can you Handel that rhythm?
Insight May/Jun 2008, No 15, p
Describes a workshop held with a group of 10 year old boys in Handel's house in London. Pupils learned about Handel and composition and performed their work for an audience of parents and staff.
Zimmerman, Sally & Risdon, James
Notation: reading music and writing it down
Insight Nov/Dec 2008, No 18, p10
Looks at the options for notation used with visually impaired musicians.