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A resource for music therapists, music educators, and other professionals who work with individuals with intellectual disabilities, as well as their families and care providers.
Part 2 of this series presents core values when planning for virtual services. These values may shift in priority over time.
We want it to be as easy as possible for student-clients to participate. They and their families/caregivers may not be familiar with the technology, or their families/caregivers may not have time to assist them.
We want student-clients to have opportunities to progress in their academic and therapeutic goals. It can be challenging to address individual student-client needs in a virtual group, when you are not able to see or hear every individual at the same time, in real time, or in sufficient detail. For some goals, 1:1 services are more effective.
We want to support student-clients emotionally and socially. This means helping them to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression resulting from the pandemic and accompanying upheaval. This means providing stimulation for those who don't have much to keep them occupied at home. This means doing what we can to build a virtual community and decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation.
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