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ABLE Music Resource Center

This guide will serves as the prototype information portal that connects users to professional development materials and resources.

Announcing REMIX


Please visit the brand new and searchable ABLE Arts Research Center home at


See the collection press release for more details: 


Berklee Announces ABLE Arts Resource Center
August 5, 2020



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Art Education

Derby, J. (2016): ​Confronting Ableism: Disability Studies Pedagogy in Preservice Art Education (onepass required) 


Derby, J. (2011) Disability studies and art education (onepass required) 


Tarr, P. (2008): New Visions: Art for Early Childhood (onepass required) 


Alexander, K. C. (1990): Learning about feelings through classroom art activities. (children) (onepass required) 


Blandy, D. (1989): Ecological and normalizing approaches to disabled students and art education (onepass required) 


Dalke, C (1984): There are no cows here: Art and special education together at last (onepass required) 


Day, M. (1982): Art means work (onepass required) 


Gair, S.B. (1980): Writing the arts into individualized educational programs (onepass required) 





Hammel, A. (2017) Amy and Drew: Two Children who helped determine what free appropropriate public education means. 


Hammel, A. & Darrow, A. (2017) Maintaining our proud history of teaching music to students with disabilities


Jones, S. (2015): Teaching students with disabilities: A review of music education research as it relates to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act  (onepass required) 


Hourigan, R., & Hourigan, A. (2009): Teaching Music to Children with Autism: Understandings and Perspectives (onepass required) 


Carrigan, J. (1994). Attitudes about persons with disabilities: A pilot program. (onepass required) 


Geisser, Peter J. (1991): A Circle of Clay (onepass required) 


Geisser, P., & London, P. (1990): The Rhode Island school for the deaf (onepass required) 


Blandy, D., Pancsofar, E., & Mockensturm, T. (1988): Guidelines for teaching art to children and youth experiencing significant mental/physical challenges (onepass required) 


Morreau, L., & Anderson, F. E. (1986): Task analysis in art: Building skills and success for handicapped learners (onepass required) 


Morreau, L., & Anderson, F. E. (1984): Individualized education programs in art: Benefit or burden? 

(onepass required) 


Anderson, F. E. (1975): Mainstreaming Art as Well as Children (onepass required) 





Policy and Legislation

Crockett, J. (2017): Legal Aspects of Teaching Music Students with Disabilities (onepass required) 


Darrow, A. (2016): The Every Student Succeeds Act: What it means for students with disabilities and music educators (onepass required) 


Rioux, Marcia H., Paula C., & Len B. (2010): A Time for the Universal Right to Education: Back to Basics [with Response] (onepass required) 


Cohen‐Vogel, Lora, & Hyland H. (2007): Governing Quality in Teacher Education: Deconstructing Federal Text and Talk (onepass required) 


Keifer-Boyd, K., & Kraft, L. M. (2003): Inclusion policy in practice (onepass required) 


Corral, J. (1999): A Study of the Liabilities Concerning Exclusion from Non-Curricular Studies (Instrumental Music) in the Public Schools (onepass required) 


Dufrene, P. (1994): Art therapy and the sexually abused child (onepass required) 


Blandy, D. (1994): Assuming responsibility: Disability rights and the preparation of art educators (onepass required) 



Empirical and Theoretical Studies

Penketh, C. (2014): Putting Disability Studies to Work in Art Education (onepass required) 


VanWeelden, K. & Whipple, J. (2014): Music Educators' Perceived Effectiveness of Inclusion (onepass required) 


Hourigan, R. (2009): Preservice Music Teachers' Perceptions of Fieldwork Experiences in a Special Needs Classroom (onepass required) 


Welch, G. et. al (2009): 'Sounds of intent': Mapping musical behavior and development in children and young people with complex needs (0-19) (onepass required) 


Wexler, A. (2005): GRACE notes: A grass roots art and community effort (onepass required) 


Jellison, J. (1991): Talking about music: Interviews with disabled and nondisabled children (3–14) (onepass required) 


Yaffe, S. H. (1989): Drama as a teaching tool (onepass required) 


Pazienza, J. (1984): Mainstreaming in art education: A case of the blind leading the blind (children) (onepass required) 


Christine S. (2014): Toward Teacher Education Research That Informs Policy (onepass required) 


Conway, C. (2012): Ten Years Later: Teachers Reflect on "Perceptions of Beginning Teachers, Their Mentors, and Administrator Regarding Preservice Music Teacher Preparation (onepass required) 


Forlin, C., Earle, C., Loreman, T., & Sharma, U. (2011): The Sentiments, Attitudes, and Concerns about Inclusive Education Revised (SACIE-R) Scale for Measuring Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions about Inclusion (onepass required) 


Leyser, Yona, & Shlomo R. (2008): Religion and Attitudes of College Preservice Teachers toward Students with Disabilities: Implications for Higher Education (onepass required) 


John S. (2006): European Perspectives of Teacher Education and Training (onepass required) 


Brouwer, Niels, and Fred K. (2005): Can Teacher Education Make a Difference? (onepass required) 


A., André, Thomas S., & Margo M. (2005): Does Teacher Education Produce Better Special Education Teachers? (onepass required) 


VanWeelden, K., & Heath-Reynolds, J. (2017) Steps to Designing Authentic Assessments for Students with Disabilities in Music Classes (children) (onepass required) 


Bluemenstein, T., Turova, V., Alves-Pinto, A., & Lampe, R. (2016) Sensorimotor Piano System for People Disabilities (onepass required) 


Butke, M. (2014) Assessing Expressive Movement: Measuring Student Learning outcomes in the General Music Classroom (onepass required) 

Farrell, H. (2008) Assessing Musican Achievement in Students with Disabilities and Impairments (onepass required) 


Thurlow, M., Lazarus, S., Thompson, S., & Morse, A. (2005) State policies on assessment participation and accommodations for students with disabilities (onepass required)