Yes We Can! Students with Autism & Down-Syndrome on the Drums!

This Yes We Can! Students with Autism & Down-Syndrome on the Drums! lesson plan also includes:

To learn about various topics and improve their social skills, learners with special needs play along with music on drums and other sound objects. Teachers take digital pictures of the students participation and use them to make bulletin boards and AV shows for specific teaching units. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Document the activities with a digital camera and display the images on school bulletin boards and/or in parent newsletters
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to digital cameras, or a video camcorder, and projection equipment
Pros

  • Includes suggestions for how to adapt the exercise for students with more involved physical challenges
Cons

  • None