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Crowe, Barbara, Ed. – American Music Therapy Association, 2007
Whether new to the profession or an experienced clinician, this text provides a wealth of state-of-the-art information for undergraduates, graduates and professionals. This volume covers the wide range of mental disorder diagnoses and addresses specific populations such as forensic and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. How music therapy is used…
Descriptors: Music, Mental Disorders, Psychotherapy, Music Therapy
Sze, Susan; Yu, Sanna – Online Submission, 2004
The purpose of this study is to highlight literature concerning the effects of music therapy on children with disabilities. The paper is organized in the following sections: (1) background of music and children with disabilities, (2) the aims of music therapy, (3) main contributions to cognitive, biopsychosocial development of children with…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Related Services (Special Education), Educational Benefits, Special Education Teachers
Yeaw, John David Andrew – 2001
This paper reviews the effectiveness of music therapy in treating children with psychiatric and developmental problems. The clinical utility of music therapy is first evaluated by examining the foundational effects of music on affect and behavior. Next, the two broad approaches to music therapy, active and passive music therapy, are discussed.…
Descriptors: Autism, Behavior Problems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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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
FPG Child Development Institute, 2007
The unstructured space, running, climbing, sliding, and loud nature of playground time can be overwhelming for children with autism who thrive on predictable and structured routines. As a result, these preschoolers often do not experience the learning and social development benefits from outdoor play seen in their typically developing classmates.…
Descriptors: Social Development, Play, Music Therapy, Development
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Music, Graham; Hall, Becky – Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 2008
This paper discusses how the child psychotherapist's core skills can be usefully applied in a school setting. It outlines some of the important policy changes that have necessitated a move towards delivering therapeutic work in community settings such as schools. It is argued that the role of the child psychotherapist in schools has much in common…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychotherapy, Children, Allied Health Personnel
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Thursby, Deanna Dillon – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1977
Music therapy with young handicapped children can foster language development, creative writing and story telling, auditory and visual discrimination, social skills, and attention. (CL)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Handicapped Children, Music Activities, Music Therapy
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Steele, Anita Louise – Children Today, 1973
Special music therapy programs are designed for children with many types of learning disabilities. Emphasis is on supporting each child's individual development. (ST)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Elementary School Students, Exceptional Child Education
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Pitt, Jessica – Music Education Research, 2020
Young children's speech and communication skills have been in the spotlight in recent years, often in association with parental socio-economic status and children's 'readiness' for school. Finding innovative and open-ended ways to encourage children with communication difficulties to engage in interactive play was the premise for this action…
Descriptors: Young Children, Speech Skills, Communication Skills, Speech Language Pathology
Miller-Jones, Annette Marjorie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Research indicates the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder include challenges with receptive and expressive language, which can negatively impact social-emotional development and physical regulation. The needs of children with autism are expected to greatly impact the current medical and educational resources, thus effective intervention…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Music Therapy, Children
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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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Vaiouli, Potheini; Andreou, Georgia – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 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…
Descriptors: Music, Language Acquisition, Verbal Communication, Autism
Barber, Eleanor – Australian Journal of Mental Retardation, 1973
Descriptors: Children, Exceptional Child Education, Hospitalized Children, Mental Retardation
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Reifinger, James L., Jr. – Music Educators Journal, 2018
Music education is being explored by researchers as a means of improving hearing acuity for children with hearing loss, particularly those with cochlear implants. Music educators are uniquely positioned to contribute to this important endeavor. This article describes normal and impaired hearing and how music perception is affected for students…
Descriptors: Music Education, Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology, Hearing (Physiology)
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Coleman, Jeremy – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
Music plays a major role in the education and development of all children. Although the use of music in the education process may seem obvious to most professionals, there are only a few studies that discuss the effect of music on the purposeful movement of students with visual impairments (DePountis, Cady, & Hallak, 2013; Desrochers, Oshlag,…
Descriptors: Music, Visual Impairments, Children, Music Education
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