Rock Out Loud

Rock Out Loud
Posted on 05/04/2017
Rock Out LoudThe Rock Out Loud program visited our autism program three times this year.  Each class had the opportunity to explore and play many instruments. There are many strengths to this program. Our students were encouraged to express themselves freely.  There were no limitations placed on them as far as what instruments they wanted to play, how they wanted to explore it, or for how long they wanted to play each instrument. The program facilitated language skills whether it was through vocabulary, vocalizations, or gestures. Students were able to foster their socialization skills with each other and their general education peer pals.  It also gave them opportunities to work on fine and gross motor skills while playing instruments and dancing together.  Learning to take turns, sharing, listening to instructors and peers, following directions, and body awareness and coordination are just some of the other critical skills that our students were exposed to during these sessions.  The only weakness that we can think of is that Rock Out Loud only visited us three times. We would recommend this program to students of all ages and abilities.  We would like to thank the Parsippany Education Foundation for this wonderful opportunity.
 
Thanks,
Carolyn Mead, Theresa Torre, and Melissa Andreacio
Autism program, Rockaway Meadow School
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