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So how did a 1970s show become the focal point of an O&M lesson ? Well, when you combine the need for a student to learn two-point touch cane technique with her sense of rhythm and her need to be both in step and in rhythm, we have a winner. Using an app of a metrodome could be effective and very utilitarian, but it also has another factor that would send any preteen student running, boring. So let's spice it up a little with some music. Why Lavern and Shirley's theme song, well if you listen to the first verse of the song "Making our Dreams Come True" by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox it works beautifully to help Katy learn to 'tap' her cane. " One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, Sclemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated, We're gonna do it! " Katy could tap her cane to the rhythm of the song and then we would work on the technical aspects of two point touch, but by now she had a song in her head to help her focus her attention on the lesson. So thanks to the creative efforts of Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox, ' we are gonna do it!"

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