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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.
What do you do when a student doesn't want to perform?
There is no easy answer, but weighing these values can help. Depending on whether you're a music educator, music therapist, or combination of the two, certain values may be more important. There may be slightly more flexibility for music therapists than music educators in determining whether student performance is required.
Talk to the student:
Talk to the student's family:
Talk to colleagues:
Talk to administrators:
It can be helpful to establish the expected level of commitment from the beginning, especially in regards to performances. Outlining expectations in letters or "performance contracts" with students and families is a useful approach.
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