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Jacob, Udeme Samuel; Pillay, Jace – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2021
Objective: Reading is an indispensable skill. The study investigated the effects of music therapy on the reading skills of pupils with intellectual disability. Methods: An experimental research design was used. The sample was purposively selected from two special schools for pupils with intellectual disability in Ibadan, Nigeria. Seventeen pupils…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Teaching Methods, Intellectual Disability, Reading Skills
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DeBoth, Kelle K.; Olszewski, Carol A.; Roberge, Nicole; Owen, Monica – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
People of all ages can appreciate and engage in the occupation of music. Music can be enjoyed through listening, playing an instrument, singing, and dancing. It has significance in many people's lives; however, few intervention programs outside the field of music therapy exist that capitalize on the therapeutic potential of music in pediatric…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy, Music Education, Preschool Children
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Salvador, Karen; Knapp, Erika J.; Mayo, Whitney – Music Education Research, 2021
As of February 2020, 2119 people of all ages attended early childhood music or music therapy, played and sang in ensembles, or took lessons at two Community Music Schools. On March 13, both facilities closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and all activities shifted online. The purpose of this instrumental case study was to examine practical and…
Descriptors: Music Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Dvorak, Abbey; Hernandez-Ruiz, Eugenia; Weingarten, Kevin M. – Journal of Music Teacher Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) in a required music psychology course and to measure student outcomes and conduct reliability estimation for the Research Skill Development Questionnaire (RSDQ) and Undergraduate Research Student Self-Assessment (URSSA). Student researchers (N = 33)…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Student Research, Music Education
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DuBois, Glynnis E.; DeLuzio, Joanne M.; Thaut, Michael H.; Nixon, Stephanie A. – Volta Review, 2021
Understanding the needs of parents with children with hearing loss (HL) is necessary to best support both the children and their families beyond what they have received in early intervention programs. The objective of this paper is to present the perspective of parents regarding their participation in a group intervention with their child and the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Group Therapy, Music Therapy
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Lo, Chi Yhun; Looi, Valerie; Thompson, William Forde; McMahon, Catherine M. – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2020
Purpose: A growing body of evidence suggests that long-term music training provides benefits to auditory abilities for typical-hearing adults and children. The purpose of this study was to evaluate how music training may provide perceptual benefits (such as speech-in-noise, spectral resolution, and prosody) for children with hearing loss. Method:…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Children, Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology
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Grady, Melissa L. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2020
This historical investigation explores the life of George N. Heller (1941-2004) and his influence on historical research in music education and music therapy. By means of primary source materials, including preserved presentation resources and outlines, publications, and interviews, this historical investigation explores Heller's life and career…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Research, Music Therapy, Primary Sources
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Schmid, Lorrie; DeMoss, Lauren; Scarbrough, Paige; Ripple, Carol; White, Yasmine; Dawson, Geraldine – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have marked deficits in social communication skills, which can challenge their ability to participate in academic and social activities. Music therapy is a popular intervention for children with ASD, and although research evidence supporting its effectiveness is growing, methodological flaws limit…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Music Therapy, Children
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Ricks, Lacey; Babel, Korinne; Kitchens, Sarah – Journal of School Counseling, 2020
Students with a newly acquired disability may struggle with adjusting to their life postdisability; therefore, they represent a unique facet of students within schools that require specialized services and support by school counselors. Creativity, used by school counselors within therapy sessions, may help promote personal growth and the…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Creativity, Adolescents
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Hess, Juliet; Bradley, Deborah – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
Trauma's ubiquity in society leads to an acknowledgement that damaging experiences likely affect more students than they leave untouched. Dewey acknowledged the importance of the past throughout his theorizing of experience and simultaneously recognized that students need to draw upon past experiences in new learning encounters. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Trauma, Memory, Music Education
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Mössler, Karin; Schmid, Wolfgang; Aßmus, Jörg; Fusar-Poli, Laura; Gold, Christian – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
This study examined whether musical and emotional attunement predicts changes in improvisational music therapy with children with autism (4-7 years, N = 101, majority: no/limited speech, low IQ), assessed over 12 months. Attunement, as observed from session videos, and changes in generalized social skills, judged by blinded assessors and parents,…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Emotional Response, Young Children, Autism
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Robinson, Charles R.; Belgrave, Melita J.; Keown, Daniel J. – Journal of Music Teacher Education, 2019
We examined decisions to include or exclude adolescent students in music performance ensembles as influenced by disability, task complexity, and biased information statements. Undergraduate music majors (N = 104) viewed video recordings presenting varied student profiles that included two disability types, two task complexity levels, and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Undergraduate Students, Mentors, Music
Lygeraki, Agapi – Online Submission, 2019
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects the functioning of the brain and consequently other areas of development in an unstable and irregular way. There are many therapeutic approaches to autism and one of them is music therapy. Music therapy is a purely therapeutic treatment (Anagnostopoulou & Manti, 2009). It does not seek…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Music Therapy
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Kivijärvi, Sanna – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to examine the applicability of an applied music notation system, Figurenotes, by using the concept of educational method as theoretical lens. Figurenotes is examined through this lens at two levels: the micro level of music educational practice and the macro level of advancement of educational policies. The study is…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Special Education, Educational Policy
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Lowry, Ruth G.; Hale, Beverley J.; Draper, Stephen B.; Smith, Marcus S. – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Objectives: Drumming may have therapeutic and learning benefits but there exists little causal evidence regarding the benefits for children with emotional and behavioral difficulties (EBD) such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Methods: Six EBD pupils (EBD Drum) and six peers (Peer Drum) were given 2, 30-min rock drumming lessons per week, over 5…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Rock Music, Musical Instruments, Psychomotor Skills
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