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ADHD and music in the classroom


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Posted Mar 14, 2001 at 12:00:01 AM
Subject: ADHD and music in the classroom

I have come to realizr that allowing adhd students to listen to music via headphones really helps them to concentrate. our school handbook forbids CD players in the classroom and the principal is quite firm on this. I am looking for studies, articles, etc., that demonstrate that allowing the kids to succeed through music is a sound method. Does ANYBODY have any information or experience to share? I would be most grateful. I can also be e-mailed at mmordin@gen-brown-high.moric.org. I am presently an 8:1:1 teacher with students in grades 7-12. Thanks!

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

PASSWORD>aaI221mi7wL3IThe director of the learning center I work at is trying this out with the students. She wants us to play the CD's in the background of the tutoring sessions. Each CD has a different feel, some are for motivation, others are for productivity and others are to calm kids down. I don't know the link for it, but I am sure that they have stuff of their website to promote the use of their materials. The Listening Program however isn't cheap.

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

: I would suggest you contact the Woodlynde School in Wayne or Strafford, Pennsylvania. The Woodlynde School is an independent school for special needs students and they allow their students to "plug in" to their CDs during any kind of test. They find their kids to often be very distractible and the CD headphones and the music allow the kids to screen out the many sounds of a "silent classroom" and focus on their work.I have come to realizr that allowing adhd students to listen to music
: via headphones really helps them to concentrate. our school
: handbook forbids CD players in the classroom and the principal is
: quite firm on this. I am looking for studies, articles, etc., that
: demonstrate that allowing the kids to succeed through music is a
: sound method. Does ANYBODY have any information or experience to
: share? I would be most grateful. I can also be e-mailed at
: mmordin@gen-brown-high.moric.org. I am presently an 8:1:1 teacher
: with students in grades 7-12. Thanks!

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

: The director of the learning center I work at is trying this out with
: the students. She wants us to play the CD's in the background of
: the tutoring sessions. Each CD has a different feel, some are for
: motivation, others are for productivity and others are to calm
: kids down. I don't know the link for it, but I am sure that they
: have stuff of their website to promote the use of their materials.
: The Listening Program however isn't cheap.This may be a bit simplistic, but where there's a will, there's a way. Most schools have tape recorders. Why not TAPE the CD and use headphones?

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

Since CD players are forbidden how about MP3 players? MP3 players allow you to download music directly to the player (no disc or tapes requred) and allows you to mix and match artists/songs. The additional benefit is that children don't need to skip the songs that they don't find appealing on a CD.Another possibity is the FM audio system. It's not music but the child is directly plugged into everything that you say to him/her. Good tool used with the hearing impaired.Thank you for pursuing this and please let us know what you come up with. I love seeing innovative educators.

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