Division on Visual Impairments

DVI Quarterly Volume 59(4)

A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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; Lorem Ipsum Dolor Spring 2016 5 Q: What suggestions would you give to other music teachers and programs looking to enhance their music programs for students with visual impairments? Dr. Bauer: In music, everything seems to be visually oriented. That is the biggest switch that a teacher will have to make. For example, find as many ways possible to make the lesson experience auditory and kinesthetic. For example, make recordings of the pieces the student is learning, play in the lesson and have the student put his/her hand on top of yours while you are playing. The Library of Congress has Braille scores. Q: What additional information would you like to share with those in the field of visual impairments? Dr. Bauer: Suzuki training was invaluable to my teaching for students with visual impairments. I do not always use the Suzuki repertoire with the students but the techniques I learned in the training are applicable to teaching other repertoires. 36

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