Music Strategies in the Special Education Classroom

Course Date
5 Sep 2022 (Face to face)

Registration Deadline
Registration Closed

Time and Venue
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore
Training Room Level 4

Full Course fee: $105
Course fee for (Singaporean/PR holders) with VCF grant from SSA : $57.75
Course fee for (WP/EP Holder) with VCF grant from SSA : $78.75

Limited slots available

Course Capacity :
Max : 21 participants

Targeted Participants:
Allied Health Professionals
Special Education Teachers

Course Outline

Music has been used since time beyond to help children learn. Music has the ability to stimulate attention and increase motivation to participate more fully in other aspects of the educational setting and address development in cognitive, behavioural, physical, emotional, and social skills. Music also has the ability to help to help foster positive associations and promote a safe space for learning.
How can we make use of this powerful medium in music to help our students learn in the special education classroom?

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to learn to:

  • Identify musical behaviours in their students,
  • Understand the different purposes of using music-based strategies in the classroom for learning,
  • Facilitate simple musical activities in a group setting,
  • Use songs for engagement How to use various small handheld percussion instruments therapeutically

Course Instructor

Eta LAUW is a Registered Music Therapist with a Masters in Music Therapy from the University of Melbourne. She is a senior music therapist at AWWA School and has worked with students with autism and other complex disabilities from the age of 5 -18 in special education schools in both Singapore and Australia.
Apart from direct intervention, Eta is also experienced in conducting joint interventions with other professionals such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, psychologists and teachers and providing consultation on the use of music strategies to help students achieve goals in their Individualised Education Plan.
Eta developed the Music Strategies for the Classroom course specifically for AHPs and teachers working in SPED schools in Singapore, for which the first run was conducted in 2018 under the auspices of MOE. The course is run yearly with AWWA teachers and has been updated over the years with new research and insights from clinical practice. Eta is a professional member of the Association for Music Therapy (Singapore) and Australian Music Therapy Association


Terms and Conditions
– Participants from SSAs will be eligible for the VCF subsidy based on certain criteria and on first-come-first serve basis, as only limited seats are given by NCSS.
– Participants who have registered before 15 July and did not receive VCF funding will have pay full course fee.
– Registration will be confirmed only upon receiving invoice or full payment.
– Registration will be confirmed only upon receiving invoice or full payment.
– In the event of no show up for the course, course fee will be charged with no refund.

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