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Self-directed Study Sheet 15

Context: Inigo has profound and multiple learning difficulties. He is being played a series of extended sounds through a small, powerful loudspeaker connected to a computer via Bluetooth. The sounds are taken from Soundabout Tracks.

  1. Observation: Think about what you see and hear in the video.
  2. Interpretation: What can you reasonably infer about the person's musical engagement?
  3. Assessment: Suggest a Sounds of Intent Level and Domain.

The movements of Inigo’s head, tongue and the fingers on his right hand do not appear to change as the sounds or played or when they stop. It is impossible to say, on the basis of observable responses, whether Inigo is perceiving the sounds or not. This equates to Level 1, Reactive (R.1): ‘encounters sounds’.