NEW - Music for Wee Ones - 2018
Classes for children with autism spectrum disorder and classes for typically developing children.
Do you have children who like music! The Manotick Arts Camp will be offering music & movement classes for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) aged 3-7, as well as typically developing children. Through games of movement, music and song, children will learn to play in ensemble with one another using percussive instruments, bells and xylophones.
“What we are seeing, through research, is that music education is very good for child development. In typical development, music lessons, over time, can improve: language acquisition by training the auditory system; self-control: by providing group guidelines to playing music together; motor movement: by providing activities requiring a timed response; social engagement: by providing a structure for social interaction and engagement.
Many children with ASD have enhanced memory for music. In my experience, I have found that most children with ASD’s really enjoy musical activities and are able to improve their musical skills at the same rate or better than typically developing children, once they become accustomed to the structure of the class. Over time, I believe that research will show more of the same kind of cognitive benefits for children with ASD’s and other developmental disabilities.”
Dr. Sandy Stanutz
Sandy Stanutz recently completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Educational Counselling and Psychology Department, McGill University, where she implemented a music program over a 16-month period at a center-based early intensive childhood intervention program in Montreal for preschool children with ASD. Sandy has been developing and teaching a music and movement based course curriculum to preschool children for 15 years.
Parents will attend class with their ASD child, while parents of typically developing children will choose to attend the class with their child, depending on the child’s needs.
Mondays 6:00-6:40 - Typically developing children Aged 3-7
Mondays 6:40-7:20 - Children with ASD, Manotick United Church Aged 3-7
Feb. 5 - April 2
(8 weeks)-160.00 + HST
April 9 - May 28
(8 weeks)-160.00 + HST