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Honors Thesis


When earning a degree in music education, only one class covers different disabilities that one may encounter when teaching. This discussion takes only three weeks to complete and includes thirteen different disabilities, one being Autism. This is the extent of this subject when receiving a degree in education. I believe that all educators should be well informed regarding any disability, while providing a positive environment for all students. This is only possible if there is adequate information provided to these teachers. I believe that this research will bring light to the different aspects of music that can benefit a child with Autism. The different elementary music methods that can enhance the musical experience of a child with Autism are Music Learning Theory, Orff Schulwerk, Kodály, and Dalcroze.

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