Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association


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Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, established to provide a network of communication, encourage teacher development, and advocate education of parents, classroom teachers and administrators.

 

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    Author Adrienne Brodeur Angela Barker Becky Wellman Christina Foran Christine A. Taylor Helen Terry Jan Vidruk Jill Jones-Lazuka Judy Panning Kaja Weeks Shana Wagner Terry Boyarsky



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    Exploring Sensory Integration Ideas in an Early Childhood Music and Movement Class
    Presenter: Janice Vidruk

    Music and movement activities help children in ways far beyond the important joy of making music!  A wide variety of sensory and perceptual motor activities can help all children achieve success and develop toward their full potential.  Dr Jean Ayres, the founder of Sensory Integration [theory] explained sensory integration as "the organization of all the senses for use…The brain must organize all of the senses if a person is to move, learn, and behave normally" (Ayers & Robbins, 2005, p. 5).  She also went on to say that, “A sensory motor program should be offered to all children at the primary level (0 – 6 yrs), when…

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