Music and therapy for the blind
Benefits of Music in Blind Children
So great is the joy that music produces in the human being! It lifts your spirits, gives you self-confidence, rejoices you, allows you to meet yourself so that you feel so capable of advancing the long route of life.
The work with children blind, deaf and with mental retardation from music therapy involves attending specific aspects to be developed; These include attention, concentration, location, spatial orientation, balance, body layout, laterality, hearing, socialization and memory, through creative techniques adjusted to the educational reality and children’s own needs. The school should be a pleasant learning place.
The blind child can use space freely, without fear of finding an obstacle; This helps you to form a mental concept of your body in relation to the elements and people of your environment producing a physical integration. Music can satisfy many of the emotional, intellectual and social needs of the blind child, which will facilitate the gradual acquisition of stability for adult life.
1. Form a wide circle with the students. The teacher is located in the center as a guide, takes the blind student’s hand making him walk to the right, left exchanging positions.
2. The teacher in the center of the circle with the blind student, takes him from the back with one hand, takes him forward then backwards intercalando.
3. The teacher is located in front of the blind child, performs various body movements that is explored and imitated by the child.