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Colwell, Cynthia M. – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of disability simulations on the attitudes of individuals who will be working with children with special needs in music settings and to compare these attitudes between student music therapists and pre-service music educators. Each participant completed a questionnaire on the first day of class…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Music Education, Measures (Individuals), Visual Impairments
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Eren, Bilgehan; Gül, Gülnihal – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
"Romani people" are a disadvantaged group of people due to their socio-cultural and socio-economic conditions. This situation makes them poor and thus cannot afford education. As Romani people have the tendency to love music, it is considered that music activities may encourage their children who generally have negative attitudes towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Children, Ethnic Groups, Music Activities
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Weisbrod, Jo Anne – Music Educators Journal, 1972
Article describes methods of body movement therapy through music for handicapped children. (MM)
Descriptors: Creative Expression, Dance, Handicapped Children, Music Activities
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Geist, Kamile; McCarthy, John; Rodgers-Smith, Amy; Porter, Jessica – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2008
Documenting how music therapy can be integrated with speech-language therapy services for children with communication delay is not evident in the literature. In this article, a collaborative model with procedures, experiences, and communication outcomes of integrating music therapy with the existing speech-language services is given. Using…
Descriptors: Developmental Delays, Music Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Speech Therapy
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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Litchke, Lyn Gorbett; Dorman, Ricardo; Willemin, Trason Aaron; Liu, Ting – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Growing numbers of universities are developing service-learning community music-making interventions. However, there has been little research into their efficacy and effect on overall mental health for students. This study explored whether 4-weeks of dyadic group drumming could improve depression, anxiety, stress, social resilience, and enjoyment…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Service Learning
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Vist, Torill – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
Most cultures carry an idea of music being connected to emotion. New research suggests that we may also acquire emotion knowledge from our music experiences. This article investigates music experience as a mediating tool for emotion knowledge in early childhood, as revealed through qualitative interviews of adults. The interviewees describe music…
Descriptors: Music, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Content Analysis
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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Kim, Jinah; Wigram, Tony; Gold, Christian – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of improvisational music therapy on joint attention behaviors in pre-school children with autism. It was a randomized controlled study employing a single subject comparison design in two different conditions, improvisational music therapy and play sessions with toys, and using standardized…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Attention, Autism, Preschool Children
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Drossinou-Korea, Maria; Fragkouli, Aspasia – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016
The purpose of this study is to understand the children's expression with verbal and nonverbal communication in the Autistic spectrum. We study the emotional readiness and the music therapeutic activities which exploit the elements of music. The method followed focused on the research field of special needs education. Assumptions on the parameters…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Music Activities, Nonverbal Communication, Verbal Communication
Palmiotto, Kimberley – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Research demonstrates that addressing mental health issues in children can yield both increased academic performance and better social-emotional skills. In the past, school-based mental health services for students have been implemented inconsistently and usually in combination with community partners. When school mental health interventions are…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, School Psychologists, Art Therapy
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Brackney, Dana E.; Brooks, Jessica L. – Journal of School Nursing, 2018
This systematic review examines the effectiveness of Mozart's music in decreasing seizures in children with epilepsy (Mozart Effect) using the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice rating scale©. A search for articles with "Mozart Effect," "child*," and "epilepsy" was conducted in CINAHL Complete, Science…
Descriptors: Medicine, Music Therapy, Epilepsy, Seizures
Brady, Lois Jean; Gonzalez, America X.; Zawadzki, Maciej; Presley, Corinda – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012
This practical resource is brimming with ideas and guidance for using simple ideas from speech and language pathology and occupational therapy to boost communication, sensory integration, and coordination skills in children on the autism spectrum. Suitable for use in the classroom, at home, and in community settings, it is packed with…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Communication Skills
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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
Gallo-Lopez, Loretta, Ed.; Rubin, Lawrence C., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
"Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders" explores the most recognized, researched, and practical methods for using play therapy with the increasing number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), and shows clinicians how to integrate these methods into their practices. Using a…
Descriptors: Play, Early Intervention, Autism, Asperger Syndrome
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