Tips on Teaching an Autistic String Student
Teachers and autism specialists share their own strategies from the field
Priscilla Lyman has a model student. The Severna Park, Maryland, cellist began teaching Joe Klinger when he was in the fourth grade. Now a sophomore in high school, Klinger is third chair in the Baltimore Youth Orchestra and has placed first in several regional music competitions. He’s a natural: his playing is precise, and he learned the minor scales and could play arpeggios before Lyman began to teach either of them.
Klinger has achieved significant success—much of it without speaking a word to Lyman. Klinger is autistic.
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