In researching better ways to teach my special needs students, I observed the importance of the daily schedule or agenda for the autism spectrum disorders students.  It gives them a sense of security and comfort in giving some order to the swirl of events that often comprises their day.

This is no different for anyone else.  Each business meeting has an agenda.  Programs are handed out at concerts and ball games.  At church they call it a bulletin.  We all need that feeling of knowing what happens when.

So much so for the ASD and special needs students.  An agenda organizes the lessons, sets goals, gives guidelines for practice and helps with transitions.  Your child has confidence there will be no unpleasant surprises.  All this reduces anxiety which could trigger a melt-down.

To that end each lesson in our Piano For Special Needs series includes an agenda.

Why do I write agendas?  Because it is best for the student.