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Schwob School of Music
This paper will begin with the history of special education and how legislation has shaped its implementation in the school system. The definitions and types of Down syndrome will then be discussed. Next, modifications for individuals with Down syndrome in the regular classroom and music classroom will be examined. Additionally, music therapy strategies will be included as it relates to music education. The paper will conclude with a description of curriculum adaptations for individuals with Down syndrome in the general music classroom. Following the paper, practical applications of research strategies are provided through four lesson plans. The purpose of this project is to explore Down syndrome in the general music classroom and provide practical instructional strategies for inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome in the general music classroom.
Colberg, Amber Alicia, "Music Education for Future "Mathews": Down Syndrome in General Music Education" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 279.