Tuesday, 21 June 2011

..."is there anything to do with music that you have thought at times: 'I wish I could give them...'x'; or 'I wish they could enjoy...x'; "

"Hello everyone, this is a very random selection of email addresses I have in
relation to children with disabilities. Let me attempt to explain!

I have a cousin in his final year of a Music Technology course in the UK. He
has a final assignment to do and is want to do something practical and
worthwhile! I will quote from his email:

"I am beginning my final year of a Music Technology degree and need to find
a good research project topic. One project I know of from past years
involved adapting a Wii Fit board for people with reduced mobility in their
upper body to use as a musical instrument. I had the idea that perhaps
something new could be done for people with severe learning and physical
difficulties involving computer technology and their inclusion in the
enjoyment of music. Would it be good to facilitate the playing of musical
instruments or the creation of a tune, perhaps? Would you feel that those
with very severe motor impairment would benefit a lot, or those with severe
learning difficulties, or could it be used as a tool in others shperes of
their learning/development? I know it's a very broad question, but is there
anything to do with music that you thought at times: 'I wish I could
give them...'x'; or 'I wish they could enjoy...x'; or 'If they could just
have ...x...they'd understand this other skill/idea (etc)'.

Any/all ideas would be really welcome. I would like to begin to develop
something really worthwhile.

Thanks for taking the time to give it some thought.


I wondered if I may ask all of you to contribute any ideas you may have
also. I will be getting back to him by Sunday I think, so if you could let
me know by then, that would be great and maybe we can get something that
will be useful out of his project - please feel free to pass on the question
to anyone who may be interested.

I was wondering about adapting the 'Garage Band' app on the iPad?"

I thought I would publish this letter which arrived in the early hours of this morning from Australia written by a colleague and a friend. All ideas gratefully received.

Note: Picture was taken at the Conductive Education Support Centre Brockenhurst, New Forest UK.

1 comment:

Annette Demack said...

Thanks Judit - have received some interesting ideas so far - more always welcome, hope James is able to put something in place! Will let you know how it works out.