top of page

Purchasing the live webinar today? Be sure to download the PDF after your purchase to access the Zoom link.

The PDF will also be sent to your email - please check your spam folder if you do not see it in your inbox.

Music is an important part of young children’s everyday routines within their home and school environments.  Everyday engagement to music may include listening, singing, dancing, moving to different rhythms, and playing musical instruments. Active engagement to music holds the potential to promote cognitive, emotional, and social abilities of young children in an interactive and engaging context. This is especially important for young children with ASD, who may have challenges participating in-group activities and miss important learning opportunities. Music can be one inclusive strategy that holds the potential to promote all children’s engagement, including those with ASD, in a contextually meaningful and developmentally appropriate way.


Participant Outcomes: Participants in the Learning Deck will:

  • Understand different musical characteristics as the active ingredients of teaching and learning.
  • Reflect on music strategies to enhance engagement and academic growth of all learners.
  • Learn music strategies to embed within their classroom routines.


Presenters: Potheini Vaiouli, PhD

Potheini Vaiouli, PhD, is a Lecturer at European University, Cyprus. Dr Vaiouli holds a background in music therapy and music in early childhood special education and has extensive experience working with young children with ASD and their families. Her primary research interest focus on the use of music as a tool for supporting young children at risk and their families. Specifically she is interested in promoting music as an instructional tool in inclusive early childhood settings, the social and academic growth of young children with ASD, and family partnerships. She has published and presented her work nationally and internationally.

Music to Promote Engagement and Learning for Children with ASD

  • This digital product provides access to one (1) archived Learning Deck webinar for one (1) individual purchaser. Once the order is placed, the purchaser will receive a link to download the webinar recording as well as any webinar handouts. The webinar can be watched on-demand at any time once downloaded. Note: Archived webinar purchases do not include certificates of attendance. 


    Copyright Notice

    Please Note: Sharing a Learning Deck with one or more parties, without prior written permission from Division for Early Childhood, is a violation of copyright law. 


    Group Orders 

    If you would like to purchase a Learning Deck webinar for a group, please place an order here. Discounts are available for members and groups. 

  • Division for Early Childhood Learning Deck Webinars are webinars presented by experts in early intervention, early childhood special education, and related fields. Each webinar lasts approximately one hour (unless otherwise noted) and includes access to the full recording and any webinar handouts. Archived webinar purchases do not include certificates of attendance. 

    You can learn more about DEC Learning Deck webinars here. 

bottom of page