MELODYS, Music to Help with Learning Difficulties

As part of the school project and especially in its desire to support students with special needs throughout their schooling, LFSL has since two years implemented the Mélodys method, which is a musical pedagogy specializing in learning difficulties (dys, tdah, HPI).

What is the Mélodys method?

The Mélodys method is an interdisciplinary approach that includes a specific music pedagogy adapted to dys disorders and cognitive improvement through music.

This multisensory pedagogy involves simultaneous auditory, visual, motor and verbal activity. It allows you to break down the cognitive elements of learning, pass through isolated sound parameters to develop a fine perception.
These elements are then gradually mounted to support the expected improvement (example: the teacher sings short and long sounds and the child writes them in real time).
This method combines rhythmic stimulation, to involve the body in instrumental learning (motor skills or body percussions) and to develop coordination / lateralization/ motor skills.

The benefits of this method

Musical practice has effects on cognitive and language skills and on the deficiencies observed in dyslexics. Several studies show that children by learning to experience musical sounds improve their perception of the sounds of the language and their reading. The effect of the Mélodys method is supported by several studies conducted in recent years on several groups of dyslexic and non-dyslexic children.

Mélodys is used in several environments, such as at music conservatories, by speech therapists and in schools, which is the case at LFSL. Mélodys is offered here in the afternoons as a music workshop one hour a week for students with special needs.
Alexandre Pier Federici, music teacher at LFSL, is trained at Mélodys, the results that have been seen in recent years are very encouraging and have already shown the benefits of this method.
“People with dyslexia have abnormalities in the structure of certain cortical connections. Musical practice thus permanently changes cortical structures, mainly at the level of their connections. We have seen students make extraordinary progress as a result of their participation in Mélodys!” says a satisfied Alexandre Pier Federici.

For more information: MELODYS

Practising body percussions