RESEARCH

       Lotus Centre is an active research centre, partnering with others in the academic community to further advance our knowledge and understanding of best practices in special music education. Research is part of our comprehensive approach to improving access to engaging and appropriate music education opportunities for the special needs community. Our team contributes regularly to conference proceedings across Canada and internationally.

Tomaszewski, S. (Forthcoming, 2019, April). Working in Harmony: Running a Choir for Students with Special Needs. Paper presented at the Berklee Institute of Arts Education and Special Needs ABLE Assembly, Boston, MA.

 

Parkes, E., Cimon, G. & Simpson, E. (2018, July). The Music Circle Project: A Gateway to Music for People

with Special Needs. Paper presented at the Preconference Seminar ISME Commission on Special Music    Education and Music Therapy, Salzburg, Austria.
 
Parkes, E. & Tomaszewski, S. (2018, July). Would Singing Lessons Serve to Provide Improvement in Pitch and Timing in the Auditory Brainstem? A Pilot Study. Paper presented at the Preconference Seminar ISME Commission on Special Music Education and Music Therapy, Salzburg, Austria.
 
Koravand, A., Parkes, E., Bursch, C., Duquette-Laplante, F. & Tomaszewski, S. (2018, May). The effect of singing lessons on children with central auditory processing disorder. Paper presented at the CHEO-OCTC Rehabilitation Program and Chronic Pain Service Clinical Research Symposium.
 
Parkes, E., Rassner-Pazur, S. & Racicot, K. (2017, October). The Music Circle Project: A Collaborative Music Making Experience. Plenary session presented at the Celebrating Canadian Diversity: Building Bridges in Arts and Learning Conference, Ottawa, ON.
 
Parkes, E., Cimon, G. & Simpson, E. (2017, September). The Music Circle: Building a Collaborative Program for People with Special Needs. Paper presented at the North American Community: Uniting for Equity Conference, Gatineau, QC.

 

Tomaszewski, S. (2017, September). Making Space: An Adapted Approach to Music Education. Paper presented at the North American Community: Uniting for Equity Conference, Gatineau, QC.
 
Bursch, C., Parkes, E., Koravand, A. & Tomaszewski, S. (2016, September). Would singing lessons serve to provide improvement of pitch and timing in the auditory brainstem? Pilot study. Paper presented at the 33rd World Congress of Audiology, Vancouver, BC.
 
Parkes, E. (2016, July). Preparing studio music teachers to teach students with autism. Paper presented at Preconference Seminar ISME Commission on Special Music Education and Music Therapy, Edinburgh, Scotland.
 
Parkes, E. (2016, July). ADAPT: A comprehensive model for special music education in a private lesson setting. Workshop presented at Preconference Seminar ISME Commission on Special Music Education and Music Therapy, Edinburgh, Scotland.
 
Parkes, E. (2015, October). Improving music teachers’ perceived self-efficacy in teaching students with autism. Paper presented at Creating Education Environments that Embrace Diversity: Conference of the North American Chapter-World Council for Curriculum and Instruction, Nashville, TN.
 
Parkes, E. (2013, October). Building a music-centered community for students with special needs. Paper presented at 2013 Interdisciplinary Education Conference of the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction, Montreal, QC.

Parkes, E. (2012, November). Understanding autism spectrum disorder and how to teach affected students. Workshop presented at Music Learning: Benefits for the 21st-Century Learner, Laval University, QC.

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