Sing up here: FREE WEBINAR
Whether we are running for a bus, laughing with friends, talking or sharing a game of peekaboo with a child, our natural musicality pervades every aspect of our physical lives and provides the building blocks for sharing time – the very basis for communication both verbal and non.
Musical play can be thought of as a ‘soft play area’ (a safe space) for exploring communicative skills, with rhythm providing the various apparatus/structure on which to play, the textures, colours and games come from melody, harmony, timbre and the myriad of sonic possibilities music affords. Adults, peers and caregivers are the experts, guiding us to area’s suited to our abilities and holding our hand when we wish to climb higher or jump further, keeping us safe and helping us grow in confidence.
Being actively musical is part of growing up and this ‘communicative musicality’ is an integral part of development and needs to be considered and supported when using AAC. There are many ways to support musical play and tomorrow evening we will be taking parting one of Tobii-Dynavox’s power clinics. talking about AAC, music, devleopment and how we can support active music making for those unable to access more traditional forms of musical play.
Please join us, you can sign up via the link below. If you can’t make it we will be recording the session so you can still view it at a later date. The webinar is free so get online and let’s make some music!