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Educating Exceptional Children 
LC3981 .K53 2009  Check Availability
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a comprehensive survey program that introduces students to each disability category as well as covering the needs of children who are gifted and talented. This edition features cutting-edge coverage of the new Response to Intervention Model, comprehensive and up-to-date descriptions of the strengths and weaknesses associated with each disability, the most current teaching techniques for each category, and helpful references to available resources.
Developmental Perspectives on Children with High-Incidence Disabilities 
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...this book aims to summarize what is known about the development of children with high-incidence disabilities and to formulate questions for future research. In publishing this volume, the editors pave the way for researchers and policymakers to build on their pioneering efforts.
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The History of Special Education: A Struggle for Equality in American Public Schools 
LC3981 .O83 2008  Check Availability
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This book examines carefully the human aspects of identification and placement; the nature of work and play in the classroom; the relationship among students, teachers, administrators, and parents involved in the process; the status and relation of children with disabilities to their non-disabled peers in various school settings.
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Exceptional Learners: Introduction to Special Education 
Reserve LC3981 .H34 2009  Check Availability
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As the legislation is updated, the text has been updated to reflect the changes, issues and trends. Students taking the state certification exams report that review of the text and practice questions before sitting for a state exam actually helped them achieve the desired passing score. Note this is referring to 10th edition.
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Music and Dyslexia: A Positive Approach 
MT17 .M87 2008  Check Availability
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This book focuses on these research advances, and draws out the aspects of music education that benefit young dyslexics. The contributors also discuss the problems that dyslexic musicians face, and several chapters are devoted to sight-reading and specific strategies that dyslexics can use to help them sight-read.
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Effective Clinical Practice in Music Therapy: Music Therapy for Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Mental Disorders 
ML3920 .E34 2007  Check Availability
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This volume covers the wide range of mental disorder diagnoses and addresses specific populations such as forensic and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. How music therapy is used within each model is explored, including music psychotherapy, rehabilitation, behavioral approach, and transpersonal therapy.
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Abandoned to Their Fate: a History of Social Policy Toward People Labeled Severely Disabled 
Reserve DVD 3417 & Suppl.  Check Availability
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Beginning in the Middle Ages, this program traces the origins of our social stereotypes and exclusionary practices toward people with disabilities. Drawing from scholarly records, institutional archives, original photography and popular media, the program focuses on the moral, aesthetic and economic policies that shaped the lives of people with disabilities.
Without Pity: a Film About Abilities 
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This HBO documentary, narrated by Christopher Reeve, celebrates the efforts of people with disabilities to live full, productive lives. This program applauds the resilience and potential of people turning disabilities into "diff-abilities" in their determination to be self-sufficient.

Sound and Fury 
Reserve DVD 3675  Check Availability
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Examines the issues that arise in an extended family consisting of several deaf members when the opportunity arises for two of the children to receive a surgical implant that would enable them to hear. Explores the little-known world of deaf culture.
Autism the Musical 
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Autism: The Musical is a call to arms, bringing attention to a modern-day epidemic while celebrating the value of the human spirit in overcoming any challenge. We also see how patience, understanding, love and community can be used to help children with autism better adapt to the world at large.

Exceptional Children/Research in Support of Clinical Music Therapy


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Journals Indexed in ERIC, this site provides coverage and brief descriptions of journals in database.


Special Education/Exceptional Children -Articles (Coming Soon)

These music therapy articles were chosen to provide support for course topics in MTH 231, Music in Special Education, MTH 351, Exceptional Children and MTH 331-332 Research Methods and the related Research Practicum in Music Therapy. These articles were specifically selected to support the use of clinical methods in music therapy relative to specific disabilities in children as represented in current literature. The selection of articles is not all-inclusive but is intended to act as a stepping-stone towards further research.

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Articles will cover these topics: Infants, Disabilities: Behavior Disorders, Complex Trauma, Cognitive Dysfunction, Communication Disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorders & Speech and Language Disorders), Vision Loss, Hearing Loss and Physical Disabilities (Neuromuscular, Orthopedic, Musculoskeletal and Other Conditions such as HIV/AIDS, Asthma and Retts Syndrome).