In this group music session for young people on the autistic spectrum, one pupil is using the Bebot app on the ipad to create sounds that sweep up and down in pitch, while the music teacher and teaching assistants encourage the other pupils to imitate these Bebot sounds using a long piece of blue elastic that is stretched around the perimiter of the table. It's a great example of how a single iPad can be used in a class music session, giving one pupil the opportunity to solo while others express and respond to their sound through physical movement. Stretchy elastic can perfectly imitate the nature of the Bebot sound. I have also seen a similar result obtained by stretching a large sheet of Lycra in the middle of a group of students. This was the first time an iPad had been used in group music sessions with this class of pupils on the Autistic spectrum, introduced as an additional option during a music session around a resonance board which also included singing and tapping on the resonance board, supported through the use of sensory resources. These music sessions were being assessed against P-Levels focussing on the Social component of PSHE. However, staff at the school were also attending training in Sounds of Intent to focus their assessment more rigorously and usefully on musical outcomes.

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