Music for Child Development, a joint programme of the Child Development Institute and Music Centre at ISU
With the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia, ISU Child Development Institute, ISU Music Centre and the Carl Orff Association developed a joint programme Music for Child Development.
The programme seeks to use the Orff method in children with autism spectrum. It also intends to promote the introduction of the approach at public school music lessons.
The Carl Orff Methodology
Orff-Schulwerk is a teaching system developed and named as Music for Children by the celebrated German composer Carl Orff back in the 1830s.
Being a humane and a socially adapted teaching model, it is oriented at promoting children’s cognitive, emotional and motor system development. The Orff approach encourages children with different abilities to realize themselves. The activities are designed so as to make assignments of any difficulty easily comprehensible. Game being a key element of the system, the model allows for meeting educational needs of children at different stages of development.