"Teaching Music to Students with Autism provides an invaluable resource for music educators at both elementary and secondary levels. The practical suggestions, realistic situations, and sensitive, well-informed explanations presented in the book not only inform us to become more effective teachers but inspire us to become more compassionate ones." --Joy Anderson, Assistant Director, Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir and Elementary Music Teacher, Eastern Mennonite School, Harrisonburg, VA
"Following on the heels of their eminently useful Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Label-Free Approach, Hammel and Hourigan have once again provided music educators with an invaluable resource for attempting to meet the educational and musical needs of students who are on the autism spectrum." --Janice Smith, Associate Professor of Music Education, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, City University of New York
"A helpful support for those needing encouragement and a general resource for those wishing to communicate more effectively with parents, colleagues, and administration in order to help students attain an optimal learning environment... Recommended." --Choice
Alice M. Hammel is on the music faculties of Virginia Commonwealth and James Madison Universities. She is in demand as a clinician and teacher throughout the United States and is widely published in the areas of music education, teacher education, and students with special needs. Dr. Hammel holds several concurrent leadership positions in the field of music education and is a multiple award recipient honoring her work in the field.Ryan M. Hourigan is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the School of Music at Ball State University. He is an advocate, teacher, clinician, and prolific publisher of research in the area of children with exceptionalities.