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ERIC Number: EJ1164805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Communication and Language Development of Young Children with Autism: A Review of Research in Music
Vaiouli, Potheini; Andreou, Georgia
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v39 n2 p323-329 Feb 2018
Research demonstrates connections among children's music actions, their engagement abilities, and their language development. Although the link between music and the engagement abilities of young children with autism is well established, there is not enough evidence on the effectiveness of music strategies and music therapy interventions to promote language development of young children with autism. The purpose of this review is to examine and analyze current literature on the systematic use of music and music therapy interventions as effective strategies for the development of language and preverbal and verbal communication abilities in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Findings align with previous reviews on the positive effects of music as an age-appropriate, communicative medium. Also, the review pinpoints to the collaboration of music therapists and speech and language pathologists for the design and implementation of interventions that embed music and target language development of young children with autism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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