Chao-Fernandez, R., Román-García, S., & Chao-Fernandez, A. (2017). Online interactive storytelling as a strategy for learning music and for integrating pupils with hearing disorders into early childhood education (ECE). Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences,237 (Education, Health, and ICT for a Transcultural World), 17–22. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2017.02.005
The reported purpose of this study was to facilitate the integration of hearing-impaired students inmusic learning and participation within music classes which also included students who were not hearing-impaired. Online storytelling was used as a means of “approaching the issue of social and peer integration, as storytelling and new technology are both elements that hold a great appeal for such pupils” (Abstract).
Regarding the educational experiences of students with hearing disorders, Chao-Fernandez, et al noted:
Historically, not only has the education of the pupil with a hearing disorder been significantly disadvantaged, so has their access to traditional culture. It…