The Skoog brings music-making to people of any ability or disability. Skoog’s universal design enables fun, accessible, expressive music-making for children, parents, teachers, and families, including those with disabilities within just a few minutes of it being taken out the box. More than ten years of research went into Skoog, working with children and teachers across the globe exploring the barriers to making music. So how can Skoog help children with disabilities?
The Skoog can be used to deliver inclusive and fruitful engagement in music making, providing the ASD child with the opportunity to contribute in both melody and rhythm. Using the pentatonic settings, players can very quickly create and engage in successful/tuneful music making that builds confidence and affords the opportunity to engage in general social skills such as turn taking and sympathetic engagement. Discover what happened when Sam discovered Skoog.
Fun, engaging, tactile and robust, the Skoog provides an intuitive and accessible platform for making music.The perceptually concrete nature of ‘find a colour, play a colour’ employed in Skores can open up a world of melody and group performance. Andrew, has Down’s Syndrome – but it didn’t stop him from unleashing his Inner Rockstar as you can see below:
Students can interact with Skoog with any part of their body. The software allows the sensitivity of the Skoog to be customized to the needs of the user.
The Skoog offers the opportunity to engage in music with the rest of the class. An accessible instrument that can perform on an equal footing with the rest of the band thanks to its unique and adaptable software. Stephanie, a young musician with Cerebal Palsy shares with us her experience of Skoog.
The Skoog’s simple shape, tactile surfaces and bright colours are geared towards low-vision users. Multi-sensory integration is one of the key benefits in use with the visually impaired. Discover how Skoog enabled a blind child to see through music.
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