Self-directed Study Sheet 29

Usman responding vocally to music therapist singing

  1. Observation: Think about what you see and hear in the video.
  2. Interpretation: What can you reasonably infer about the person's musical engagement?
  3. Formative assessment: Suggest a Sounds of Intent Level, Domain & Element
  4. Summative assessment: Suggest a summative assessment (Domain, Level, E•A•X)

The therapist sings a ‘hello’ song, accompanying herself on the guitar, encouraging Usman to respond. After listening for around six seconds, Usman produces the first of several bursts of vocalisation. This indicates that Usman is aware of the therapist’s sounds and makes sounds in response.

Domain, Level, Element:

I.2.A … sounds made by another stimulate a response in sound

Summative assessment:

I.2.Emerging … responds to one type of sound by making a sound