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This paper addresses the possibility of improving the academic and social outcomes of students with optic nerve hypoplasia/septo optic dysplasia through the use of a therapeutic music curriculum. Students with these conditions are born with blind or with visual challenges and in the case of septo optic dysplasia are also born with behavioral and physical challenges, including austistic-like traits. By exploring the literature and research available in the use of therapeutic music in improving the academic and social outcomes of young students with autism, I was encouraged to create a therapeutic music curriculum to implement in classrooms from K-3rd grade for students with ONH/SOD. An assessment is included to assist teachers, staff and parents in evaluating the success of the use of music in helping improve the academic and social outcomes of students with ONH/SOD.
Curriculum, Music, Special Education
Wooster, Kimberly Kay, "Using a Therapeutic Music Curriculum to Improve the Social and Academic Skills of Students with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia/Septo Optic Dysplasia" (2016). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4184.