[blindkid] Keyboarding vs. Band

Susan Harper sueharper at firstchurchgriswold.org
Tue May 11 22:00:06 UTC 2010

Feed his music.  Music is directly related to intelligence, especially
math.  There needs to be some pleasure along with all the stuff we ask our
kids to do.  I'd opt for band, but make a contract that he would spend X
number of minutes learning keyboarding at some other time, maybe as a
homework project.  Link one to the other.  It is a win, win.
Sue H.

On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 2:36 PM, Tene Gibson <g_tene305 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> My 10 year old son (light perception only) wants to participate in middle
> school band.  He is already receiving training in music for drums and the
> guitar privately.  We are in the middle of making his schedule for the next
> year and there seems to be an all encompassing fear for him to participate
> in band among the school's administration, his TVI, and the band teacher.
> The TVI wants him to take more keyboarding because he cannot remember the
> keys in which to type.  He hates it.  He gets further away from technology
> as each year goes by when pushed in the vein.  There is a conflict in the
> times of the class so it is band or keyboarding.  I am looking for objective
> opinions as to keeping a child connected with school vs. maintaining classes
> that bore him and feeds his ability manipulate his medical conditions into
> excessive excused absences.
> Tene
> mother of Na'im (ONA)
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