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How can primary school teachers use technology to promote inclusive practice? With so many new technologies being developed and made available to schools, how do we ensure that we select resources that enhance inclusive teaching in the classroom? How do we make sure that new technologies are integrated into every day teaching?

Music Technology
Music technology
Neil Smith Jenni Smith

Music has a unique ability to capture the attention of all students, including those with severe learning difficulties (SLD) and profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). Even children with hearing impairments seem to be drawn to rhythms felt through vibrations.

Music can be part of a holistic educational approach for SLD and PMLD students. Encouraging students to recognise and react appropriately to changes in music can promote cognition. Interaction with others to create music can feed into the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum with awareness of others and turn-taking.

Music can be used to improve the communication skills of PMLD students. Ockelford et al. (2002) stated that young people with PMLD ...

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