Using music in a setting that includes students with special needs can have an effect on student communication and socialization. A review of the literature indicates that little is known about the effect of music on student's academic performance and behavior. Overall the research indicates that using music in a classroom, particularly with children with special needs has a positive effect on communication and socialization. Additional studies are needed to document the effect of music on student learning.
Foley, Sarah V.
"Music Education and Its Impact on Students with Special Needs,"
Scholarship and Engagement in Education: Vol. 1
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholar.dominican.edu/seed/vol1/iss1/11
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