Webinar: Adaptations for Students with Learning Disabilities
Setting up students with learning disabilities for success in music lessons requires an understanding of their unique learning styles. Fortunately for music educators, music making is a multi-modal experience with many pathways to learning! In this webinar, we’ll explore the cognitive profiles of various learning disabilities and how to find the best teaching modality for impacted students so that we can bring them to their full potential. Specific strategies and resources will be presented to help you develop your teaching toolkit.
Erin Parkes, PhD
Director of Research and Professional Development
Lotus Centre for Special Music Education
Dr. Erin Parkes received her Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts in Musicology, and Graduate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy Research from the University of Ottawa. She completed a PhD in Music Education from McGill University in 2015, where she researched how to effectively train studio music teachers to work with students with autism. Erin has been teaching music since 1996 and has worked with students of all ages in a variety of settings. She presents at conference and guest lectures throughout North America and internationally on teaching music to students with special needs and other issues in music education.