Friday, August 12, 2011

Switch Into High Gear for Music-Making!

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Many of our music therapy clients have physical disabilities that limit fine and gross motor skills. One of the ways we adapt music interventions to help these clients participate is by using switch devices. These switches are large or small "buttons" that are easy to activate just by pressing on the button.  They activate recorded audio or can operate as on/off switches for electric devices.

Kathleen Coleman, with Prelude Music Therapy, recently mentioned a computer music program called, Switch Ensemble, that can be used with up to five switch devices! Music programs like this are a great way to involve clients with Cerebral Palsy and other physical disabilities in using the popular and innovative programs now available for computers. Thanks to Kathleen for passing along this wonderful idea!

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1 comment:

  1. I really like the "switch" function and the accessibility that opens up!


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