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You can try to use an old set of headphones to mute the sound. What we did at my school is to cut the cord to allow better movement and less distractions. Do you get an EA with this student. If they can not handle the music in a music classroom, to me they need music privately with you or to be allowed to skip music all together. If you are not allowed to play music in the music classroom, to me, that defeats the purpose of the class. The other students also have rights.

I would also try contacting ALice Hammer and other teachers that deal with special education in music. You might also look up Alice Ann Darrow at Florida
State Univ. and Mary S Ademek at Univ. of Iowa. These people might be able to help you.