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CBS: Students with Autism Make Music on iPads

CBS Sunday Morning brings us some feel-goods to start off the week! Public school teacher Adam Goldberg championed iPad music making as a way to reach and teach developmentally challenged students.

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For years Adam Goldberg, a classical pianist who teaches music at P.S. 177 in Queens, New York, struggled to break through to his students who have serious learning disabilities, such as autism, until he started using instruments virtually anyone can play: an iPad. The P.S. 177 iPad Band is more than just a musical collective; the experience has helped students speak and communicate who never had before. Tracy Smith reports.

Reader Comments 5

I'm usually the nay-sayer with this kind of thing, but clearly this teacher has kept the connection to the heart in his approach and hasn't eliminated other instruments from the program. Nice example of how to use technology in a way that helps build rather than break connections to music & other players.
December 18, 2017  | favorite_border stub
A bit of good news in these shit times.
December 18, 2017  | person The other Brian
I just want to thank you Tim for that!
December 19, 2017  | person half d
On December 19, 2017 - @half d said:
I just want to thank you Tim for that!

You're welcome! I'm glad to see this was well received.
Brought tears to my eyes. Thank you!
December 20, 2017  | person_outline el-bo

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