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ERIC Number: EJ787425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: The Effects of Tomatis Sound Therapy on Language in Children with Autism
Corbett, Blythe A.; Shickman, Kathryn; Ferrer, Emilio
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n3 p562-566 Mar 2008
Due to the myriad of problems associated with autism, parents often consider alternative treatments. The investigation was undertaken to determine the effects of the Tomatis Method on language skills in children with autism utilizing a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover design. The results indicated that although the majority of the children demonstrated general improvement in language over the course of the study, it did not appear to be related to the treatment condition. The percent change for Group 1 (Placebo/Treatment) for treatment was 17.41%, and placebo was 24.84%. Group 2 (Treatment/Placebo) showed -3.98% change for treatment and 14.15% change for placebo. The results reflect a lack of improvement in language using the Tomatis Method for children with autism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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