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Using Music to Develop Communication Skills in the Special School

How music can be an indispensable tool for overcoming barriers to communication

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

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Suitable for: Teachers and support staff in special schools looking for ways to enhance student communication and enjoyment.

Phases suitable for:

  • Special

Course Reference: 8044WW

Music can provide a fantastic bridge to communication for pupils in special schools. Ideas for using music to enhance communication across the curriculum will be explored as well as more in depth activities which would be most easily enjoyed as part of the music curriculum.

  • Identifying barriers to communication and using music to address these
  • Ideas for using music as a self-esteem and confidence builder
  • Rhymes, songs and musical games that motivate and inspire learning
  • Developing communication and social skills using music across the curriculum
  • Focusing on speech, articulation and language skills in the music classroom
  • Using music to help when communication breaks down
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