Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Learning Disabled Children)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Music therapy for children; Special education


Since the dawn of time, man has been enchanted by the strange powers music unleashes upon the ears of its listener. In recent years this mystical power has been used as therapy in helping those who are physically, socially and emotionally troubled· to live a fruitful and enjoyable life. Only recently has music therapy been brought into classroom instruction of exceptional children. The aim of this paper was to investigate the feasibility of using either vocal or instrumental music or both as a complementary or reinforcing tool in educating exceptional children. Exceptionalities discussed were the mentally retarded, learning disabled, blind and the child with a speech problem.


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