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ERIC Number: EJ796442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Using Typical Infant Development to Inform Music Therapy with Children with Disabilities
Wheeler, Barbara L.; Stultz, Sylvia
Early Childhood Education Journal, v35 n6 p585-591 Jun 2008
This article illustrates some ways in which observations of typically-developing infants can inform music therapy and other work with children with disabilities. The research project that is described examines typical infant development with special attention to musical relatedness and communication. Videotapes of sessions centering on musical play with typically-developing infants and of music therapy sessions of children with multiple severe disabilities are examined in light of developmental issues, conceptual frameworks, and relationships between typical development and developmental issues of children with disabilities. Greenspan's model of psychosocial development is used as a basis for analyzing observations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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