Special talents

Orchestra for People with disabilities and / or reduced abilities


One of the population groups that faces the greatest obstacles is people with disabilities, “many of the actions of attention of public policies to people with disabilities as a homogeneous phenomenon, ignoring the innumerable achievements that They can reach a disabled human being if the state, in compliance with its obligation, an inclusive treatment for this vulnerable population, ensures the appropriate tools.

And, secondly, the idea of ​​disability as a synonym for failure, because people with disabilities, in the best of cases, are treated as objects of charity, taxpayers do not have the slightest possibility of influencing the development of their own lives, much less in the construction of the society in which they live and the restoration of their rights. “(Ombudsman’s Office).

The national policy for the Social Integration of people with disabilities (COMPES 80, 2004) and enshrined in the 2007 law 1145 and subsequent regulations, seek participation and promotion of recreational activities, sports, culture, the population tourist in condition of disability.

For these and other reasons, the training of pilots and artistic development for people with disabilities, caregivers and family members in Medellín, this population will help to improve their autonomous performance will help to improve their quality of life in the individual and group interaction in the use of music and its physical, psychological, intellectual, economic and social performance in people with disabilities.

The financial resources are COMPES 122 compatible, whose allocation by the nation is the percentage of the population with special educational needs registered by official institutions.

General objectives

Develop a process of care and training with people with disabilities, so that through music and the interpretation of a musical instrument, they can rescue the social skills they have lost, achieving in them the development of skills based on play, talent and the development of their artistic potentialities, giving them recognition for their abilities and their specific knowledge, integrating them into processes so that they are managers and multipliers of the same and in this way make and exercise an effective inclusion.

This initiative will be carried out with the School of Music Therapy whose acronym is EDEM.

The following processes are handled for its development:

Sounds of the environment.

Acoustic experiments.

Homemade instruments.

Games with instruments of the elderly.

Information about the music of the environment.

Musical programs and first improvisations.

Language, songs, musical theater.

Music, movement, dance.

Radio music, CDs, Videos, and other technological tools.

What instruments to assign to each child.

Auditive discrimination.

Development of auditory memory (musical awareness).

Musical auditory and musical technical development.

Sensory motor development and audio perception.

Specific objectives

-Perform elementary acoustic tests and understand the physical foundations of sound.

-Handle freely and creatively sound and performance materials.

-Getting on your own initiative a family relationship with the instruments.

-To sensitize the sense organs: hear, see, feel, perceive …

-Create stimuli to express yourself musically.

-Teach the essential elements of music.

-Getting a close union between music and language.

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