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A Musical Approach to Developing Communication


September 18, 2017

Time09.30 to 16.00
Duration1 day
VenueThe Ear Foundation, Nottingham, UK
TicketsStandard Professional : £85.00
Parent : £40.00

Singing with families: to support language and communication development.

A one day workshop, suitable for professionals supporting families who have children with hearing loss and/or language delay.

Singing to infants is universal across cultures, yet most parents are not musicians.  Research has shown the positive effect of music and singing on babies developing brain and how just as infants become specialised for speech sounds in their language, brains specialise for music.  

Join us to learn more about the research and what children need to be able to hear to enjoy music. We’ll think about what prevents parents and children from singing and come up with some solutions. We’ll explore how and why you can use familiar songs to build children’s knowledge of words and concepts, setting appropriate goals for language and communication. Know how to include problem solving in activities to make them effective for learning and formulate some ideas of your own. Join our music group, identify the key elements and learn how a structured music & singing programme can promote social skills.

Learning outcomes

·         Recall current research on music and the developing brain

·         Describe how songs can support learning of language

·         List 6 goals for language development

·         Recognise key elements to include in a structured music & singing programme


Joining in with singing – preferred but not essential!


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