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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Eight iPads change the lives of several students with autism, allowing them to create music


Some people say that technology dehumanizes us, that in a certain way isolates us and makes us less related to our peers. However, this does not have to be like this. After all, technology is only a means, and our use depends on it.
Today I want to tell you the story of a music teacher who changed the lives of a group of students with autism and other learning disorders thanks to eight iPads . Okay, so said seems the argument of one of those movies of personal improvement and good feelings that put on the TV on weekends at the time of nap, but in this case it is something that has really happened, and that shows that, sometimes, reality surpasses fiction.
Adam Goldberg is a pianist who teaches music at a school in Queens, New York. In this school there is a group of students with special needs, most of them with autism spectrum disorders, who were unable to communicate normally, and who had great difficulty in playing a classical instrument.
Goldberg wanted to help these students, and one day, a friend recommended an instrument that almost anyone can touch: an iPad. Goldberg thought that by trying he did not lose anything, so he requested a scholarship to buy eight iPads and formed an oratorio that he named the P177Q iPad Band . The results were immediate, and were spectacular, surpassing even the expectations that Goldberg had formed
The director of the school, Cathy Post , was amazed to see what this group of students had achieved: it was not simply that they were making music, it was also that their social skills had improved considerably, and they had much more self-esteem.
One of the students, for example, had never spoken before joining the band. Now, not only speaks, but even sings a song that has helped write.
The father of one of the boys confesses that he cried the first time he saw his son playing on stage:
"We could not believe what we were seeing. See him, on that stage, with his band, playing and having fun, yes, we cry. We cry for joy. "
Tim Cook himself echoed the story through Twitter:
"This story makes our hearts sing! @ Adam_G88 and the P177Q iPad Band, you are rock stars. Keep making music! "
Here you can see the CBS report that tells the story of these guys and their teacher:

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