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ERIC Number: ED149534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Developing Communication with the Autistic Child Through Music Therapy.
Boxill, Edith Hillman
The author's use of music therapy is illustrated in her account of therapy sessions with two autistic children. Music is seen to be particularly useful with the autistic child because it can make use of the child's rhythmic stereotypical actions to increase the child's self awareness. Techniques such as reflection (mimicking, through song and movement, the child's actions), and identification (using words of the song to increase the child's self consciousness) are described. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper, tape, and slides presented at the American Association for Music Therapy (November, 1974)