publication . Article . 2014

The Effects of Structured Musical Activity Sessions on the Development of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study

Paige Rose; Karyna Johnson;
Open Access Greek
  • Published: 01 Dec 2014 Journal: Approaches: Music Therapy & Special Music Education (issn: 1791-9622, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Greek Association of Primary Music Education Teachers
This case study sought to discover the effects of structured music activity sessions on eye contact and communication skills of Hunter; a six year old, high functioning child with autism. The research design consisted of two baseline observations in music class, six biweekly home activity sessions concurrent with three weekly music class observations, and two final music class observations. Activity sessions lasted approximately thirty minutes, and consisted of seven different activities, which were designed to increase joint attention through verbal, emotional, and social communication skills, as well as eye contact. Sessions were video recorded, and data analy...
Medical Subject Headings: humanitiesbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: autism, music, eye contact, communication, improvisation, joint attention, Musical instruction and study, MT1-960
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