Unfazed: Teaching Neurodivergent Students

Understand the best ways to teach neurodivergent music students with Selena Pistoreis, the creator of the Milestone Method

If you’re passionate about creating an inclusive music educational environment for ALL students but you’re unsure where to start, this course is for you!

Selena Pistoresi shares her expert knowledge and experience of teaching neurodivergent students.

She explains how to recognize a student’s learning needs upon meeting them for the first time, how to have an exact road map and pre-planned activities, and how to feel calm, cool and collected during lessons, even when students present “difficult” behavior.

Already teach neurodivergent students? No problem - this course will provide a unique perspective and fresh material infusion.

Course outline

  1. Module 1.1 - Disabilities and "Special Needs"
  2. Module 1.2 - Autism: Terminology
  3. Module 1.3 - The Neurodiversity Movement
  4. Module 1.4 - Informally Assessing a Student
  5. Module 2.1 - Autism Learning Styles
  6. Module 2.2 - Strengths-Based Teaching
  7. Module 2.3 - Interpreting Behaviours
  8. Module 3.1 - Presuming Competence
  9. Module 3.2 - Modifying Behaviour Expectations
  10. Module 3.3 - Communicating Concisely and Respectfully
  11. Module 4.1 - The Sensory-Friendly Studio
  12. Module 4.2 - Setting the Tone
  13. Module 4.3 - Schedules
  14. Module 5.1 - Perfect Pitch and Why It Matters
  15. Module 5.2 - Assessing for Perfect Pitch
  16. Module 6.1 - The Milestone Method
  17. Module 6.2 - Milestone 1
  18. Module 6.3 - Milestone 2
  19. Module 6.4 - Milestone 3
  20. Module 6.5 - Beyond the Milestones

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Unfazed: Teaching Neurodivergent Students was created by

Selena Pistoresi

Founder of Notable Music Education and Author of The Milestone Method

Selena Pistoresi has been a piano teacher for over a decade. Selena blogs over at Notablepiano.com and is the author of the Milestone Method. She owns Cultivate Music Studio, a studio in San Jose, California, where she specializes in working with students with special needs. She equips teachers all over the world with the mindset tools and curriculum to teach students with special needs and to help their studios flourish.

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Course Overview

If you’re passionate about creating an inclusive music educational environment for ALL students but you’re unsure where to start, this course is for you! Selena Pistoresi shares her expert knowledge and experience of teaching neurodivergent students. She explains how to recognize a student’s learning needs upon meeting them for the first time, how to have an exact road map and pre-planned activities, and how to feel calm, cool and collected during lessons, even when students present “difficult” behavior. Already teach neurodivergent students? No problem - this course will provide a unique perspective and fresh material infusion. Note: The information in this course applies to a huge range of students with support needs, abilities, and levels. The methods aren’t just for students with dyspraxia. They’re not exclusive to any specific diagnosis.
 

About Selena Pistoresi

Selena Pistoresi has been a piano teacher for over a decade. Selena blogs over at Notablepiano.com and is the author of the Milestone Method. She owns Cultivate Music Studio, a studio in San Jose, California, where she specializes in working with students with special needs. She equips teachers all over the world with the mindset tools and curriculum to teach students with special needs and to help their studios flourish.  

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