Group music activities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

By: Ramey, Maria.
Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011Description: 169 p. ; 25 cm. +CD-ROM.ISBN: 9781849058575.Subject(s): INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY | DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES | MUSIC THERAPY | MUSICAL ACTIVITIES | ADULTSSummary: "Musical games and activities can significantly improve the social, emotional, cognitive and motor skills of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. However, many music therapy resources are written with children in mind, and it can be difficult to find suitable age-appropriate activity ideas for adults. This versatile collection of 100 group music activities is the perfect sourcebook to provide insight to music therapists who are new to working with this client group, and inspiration to those familiar with working with adults but in need of fresh ideas. Each activity is developed in depth, with clear goals and instructions, and includes easy adaptations to suit a wide range of ability levels. With accompanying CD and sheet music, this book contains a ready supply of lively and original songs that can be used by practitioners of all musical abilities." - BOOK JACKETReview: Maria Ramey has put together a music activity resource that bursts with activities. Each page of the main part offers a new activity with goals explained, materials required listed, a description of the activity and accompanying notes. Totalling one hundred activities this is unusual in that it is directed at adults rather than children. Throughout the book different musical instruments are recommended, but if the leader is not able to play an instrument then a recorded resource could be used instead. The appendix lists all of the activities in terms of the desired goals and achievements, which makes for an easy way to select several complementary activities. There is an accompanying CD-Rom and some sheet music. Recommended for using with groups of adults.
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"Musical games and activities can significantly improve the social, emotional, cognitive and motor skills of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. However, many music therapy resources are written with children in mind, and it can be difficult to find suitable age-appropriate activity ideas for adults. This versatile collection of 100 group music activities is the perfect sourcebook to provide insight to music therapists who are new to working with this client group, and inspiration to those familiar with working with adults but in need of fresh ideas. Each activity is developed in depth, with clear goals and instructions, and includes easy adaptations to suit a wide range of ability levels. With accompanying CD and sheet music, this book contains a ready supply of lively and original songs that can be used by practitioners of all musical abilities." - BOOK JACKET

Maria Ramey has put together a music activity resource that bursts with activities. Each page of the main part offers a new activity with goals explained, materials required listed, a description of the activity and accompanying notes. Totalling one hundred activities this is unusual in that it is directed at adults rather than children.
Throughout the book different musical instruments are recommended, but if the leader is not able to play an instrument then a recorded resource could be used instead.
The appendix lists all of the activities in terms of the desired goals and achievements, which makes for an easy way to select several complementary activities.
There is an accompanying CD-Rom and some sheet music.
Recommended for using with groups of adults.

Patron comment on 15/02/2016

The one hundred resource ideas cover ideas for people with a range of abilities and can be adapted for individuals needs. The original songs I have used from the book are simple and effective.

Patron comment on 23/12/2014

Outstanding. Have ordered a copy.

Patron comment on 03/10/2014

Fantastic

Patron comment on

Great resource to guide staff with planning learning outcomes in a therapeutic manner. there are clear development pathways. Fantastic to have a resource aimed at adults.

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