University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Center for Communication Disorders: Music and Communication Class

15 hours

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Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer The Center for Communication Disorders on campus is offering a music and communication class for an inclusive group of young children who will benefit from support in language and communication. The purpose of the music class is described to families at the clinic as stated below: • First, to provide an enriching and engaging environment for your child to engage in peer interactions while practicing language and communication skills with the support of our student clinicians and Ms. Jackson, our adaptive music teacher. • Secondly, to gently introduce expectations and structures similar to a class setting in ways that promote and value diverse forms of participation. Peer interactions are one of the most powerful and meaningful learning opportunities children can have during these early years. • Music acts as an invitation and guide for our child participants as they explore new ways of interacting, communicating, and using language. This summer student clinicians in speech language pathology will be collaborating with students in adaptive music education and with facilitators from Eau Claire’s Family Resource Center to create a learning rich environment for your children.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer The mission of the class is to serve families and their children who require extra support in the development of language and communication from an interdisciplinary lens.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Volunteers should have the background required to be a major in communication sciences and disorders or should be in the process of completing a certification in adaptive music education.


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Student will learn clinical and pedagogical strategies to support children with a range of language and communication profiles in an small group early childhood setting. Students will learn to the process and benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration between adaptive education and speech-language pathology.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Class Dates and Times Thursday June 13th 3:30-5:30 pm Thursday June, 20th 3:30-5:30 pm Thursday June 27th 3:30-5:30 pm Monday July 8th (due to July 4rth holiday) 3:30-5:30 pm Thursday July 11th 3:30-5:30 pm Thursday July 18th 3:30-5:30 pm Thursday July 25th 3:30-5:30 pm Thursday August 1st 3:30-5:30 pm


Additional information (not required).

Answer no additional information