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ABLE Assembly Conference Session Materials


Language acquisition; Reading; Decoding; Notation; Pitch; Contour; Auditory Processing

ABLE Arts Resource Center Terms

ABLE Arts Resource Center; ABLE Assembly; Autism; Multiple Disabilities; Speech or Language Impairment; General Music; Accessibility; Inclusion; Teacher Training; Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

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Documentation contains a transcript of the presentation. Zip file contains, presentation slides, documentation, and an article.

Linking Music, Language, and Literacy: Using Research to Create an Inclusive Music Classroom Accessible to Diverse Learners



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