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ERIC Number: EJ771532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Use of Songs to Promote Independence in Morning Greeting Routines for Young Children with Autism
Kern, Petra; Wolery, Mark; Aldridge, David
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v37 n7 p1264-1271 Aug 2007
This study evaluated the effects of individually composed songs on the independent behaviors of two young children with autism during the morning greeting/entry routine into their inclusive classrooms. A music therapist composed a song for each child related to the steps of the morning greeting routine and taught the children's teachers to sing the songs during the routine. The effects were evaluated using a single subject withdrawal design. The results indicate that the songs, with modifications for one child, assisted the children in entering the classroom, greeting the teacher and/or peers and engaging in play. For one child, the number of peers who greeted him was also measured, and increased when the song was used.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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