Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/20226
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Mar-1985
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Wright, S. (1986). The role of singing in the development of creativity and language in mildly to moderately retarded children and adolescents. In J. M. Berg & J. M. De Jong (Eds.), Science and service in mental retardation: Proceedings of the Seventh Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency (IASSMD) (pp. 216-223). London: Methuen.
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This paper briefly evaluates the way in which society's attitudes toward music, particularly spontaneous song, may be reflected in the classroom setting, perhaps to the detriment of the development of children's creativity,
language and music. The premise of the paper is that the encouragement of spontaneous song in intellectually handicapped children helps promote language and pitch exploration, communication skills, extension of
vocabulary and critical thinking capacities, divergent exploration of numerous dance or instrumental accompaniments, and the development of musical concepts and associated terminology. Pedagogical approaches and techniques are suggested within an unrestricted learning environment in which the role of the teacher changes from time to time.
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This paper was presented at the Science and service in mental retardation: Seventh Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency (IASSMD), held in New Delhi, India from 24 - 28 Mar 1985
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