Special children are special because they have the special talent to identify patterns mainly in the areas of art like Music and drawing.
To help special children to not only play music but also enjoy and maybe compose small bits of music by themselves,I have designed and developed an innovative Music chart ,Circular in shape which contains not only Indian classical music scales (Called Ragas) but also the corresponding western Major and minor scales depicted as a pattern of Dots on an octave of the keyboard/piano .When the child plays these dots the melody of the scale is revealed.
Parents can easily learn seeing this chart and teach their child at their own pace.
I have seen the effect of playing Music by special children in an orphanage which i adopted.They are able to enjoy the music patterns and are slowly but steadily adopting to normal social activities .The fear of strangers is slowly becoming a thing of the past for those children who have become familiar with playing music seeing this Music chart.They are able to recognize ,remember and recall music patterns when the scale name ,for example,C Major or Shankarabharanam is pronounced.
FACES (Food,Aid,Clothing,Education,Shelter) is an initiative started by me and my wife Sridevi to help support more that 1000 orphans in three different orphanages in India.This Music Chart is being used in Music therapy sessions.
We were awarded the reputed REX Karmaveer Gold Medal from iCONGO in association with United Nations on 23 March 2015 at New Delhi for supporting orphans and special children by using innovative methods.
Parents of special children can contact me via email [email protected]
Please see my website http://www.faces108.com for more details about the Music chart.