Developing Literacy Through Music Based Instruction is a five hour workshop which can be offered as a pre-approved course for Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Participants will learn how to teach literacy skills to typically developing kids and struggling readers. They will become comfortable with developing readiness skills by teaching phonological awareness and making that learning stick by using music and movement based strategies. Concepts will be illustrated through case studies of children with autism and vignettes of neurotypical kids.
- Learn the difference between phonics and phonological awareness.
- Become familiar with the Phonological Awareness Developmental Continuum.
- Learn how to teach thirteen phonological awareness skills through music based strategies.
- Understand the difference between a Visual Spatial Learner and Auditory Sequential Learner.
- Be introduced to strategies for teaching sight words, letter sound correspondence, and blending.
- Become familiar with resources for teaching fluency and comprehension.
- Be introduced to several assessment tools for determining reading levels.
- Experience Brain Gym® movements useful for improving sensorimotor integration and academic success.