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ERIC Number: EJ944065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Music Interventions for Children with Autism: Narrative Review of the Literature
Simpson, Kate; Keen, Deb
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v41 n11 p1507-1514 Nov 2011
It is widely reported that music can be beneficial to individuals with autism. This review was undertaken to determine the evidence base for the use of music as an intervention for children with autism. After searching relevant databases, 128 articles were identified of which 20 articles met the study's inclusion criteria. Composed songs and improvisational music therapy were the predominant music techniques used. There was somewhat limited evidence to support the use of music interventions under certain conditions to facilitate social, communicative and behavioural skills in young children with autism. The implications of these findings in terms of use of music interventions, issues related to generalization and maintenance, and future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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