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Older adult students with special educational needs in the university environment

MOJ Gerontology & Geriatrics
Ana Mercedes Vernia Carrasco 


The objective of this work is to reflect through the theoretical framework, and the experience in university teaching, on the Special Educational Needs (SEN) in the elderly and their access to the university. A brief review was made to find out if the universities had specific programs to serve the elderly with SEN who access the university. In addition, a didactic proposal is proposed, based on musical education, to attend to SEN, inclusion and attention to diversity in the elderly. On the other hand, the need for more rigorous musical training and education for future teachers is highlighted. In conclusion, it is recognized that there are no specific programs for SEN related to older people who access university. On the other hand, the training of future teachers regarding musical education and SEN is valued


older adults, training; special educational needs, musical education