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Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Developing Potential in Young Children and Their Families
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This is a comprehensive overview of current research and music therapy practice for young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. Music therapy interventions based on ASD-specific treatment approaches including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Social Stories[trademark], Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and DIR[registered]/Floortime[trademark] Model are introduced, along with instructional strategies and techniques. The book discusses collaboration and consultation with interdisciplinary team members, including early childhood educators, speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists. There is an evaluation of family-centered practice, how to integrate music into home routines and insights from music therapists who are parents of children with ASD. Case scenarios, examples, checklists, charts, tip sheets, music scores and further resources are included. Throughout the book's sixteen chapters, renowned experts share knowledge and practical applications that will enable music therapists, students, professionals, educators, families and anyone interested in working with young children with ASD, to implement effective music therapy practices.


Contents:

Foreword by David Aldridge, Co-Director, Nordoff Robbins Centre, Witten, Germany. Preface, Petra Kern, Music Therapist, Owner, Music Therapy Consulting, California and Marcia Humpal, Music Therapist, Ohio.; Acknowledgements.; About the Editors.; Contributing Authors.; Part I. Introduction and Research.; 1. Autism Spectrum Disorders Primer: Characteristics, Causes, Prevalence, and Intervention. Petra Kern, Music Therapist, Owner, Music Therapy Consulting, California.; 2. Evidence-Based Practice for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Implications for Music Therapy. Marcia Humpal, Music Therapist, Ohio and Petra Kern, Music Therapist, Owner, Music Therapy Consulting, California.; 3. Music Therapy as an Effective Treatment for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Meta-Analysis. Jennifer Whipple, Associate Professor and Director of Music Therapy, Charleston Southern University, South Carolina.; Part II. Assessment and Goals.; 4. Assessment and Goals: Determining Eligibility, Gathering Information, and Generating Treatment Goals for Music Therapy Services. Linda K. Martin, Music Therapist, Coast Music Therapy, California, Angela M. Snell, Music Therapist, Monroe County Intermediate School District, Michigan, Darcy Walworth, Director of Music Therapy, University of Louisville and Marcia Humpal, Music Therapist, Ohio.; Part III. Treatment Approaches.; 5. Applied Behaviour Analysis: Introduction and Practical Application in Music Therapy for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Linda K. Martin, Music Therapist, Coast Music Therapy, California.; 6. Social Stories[trademark]: Pairing the Story with Music. Mike D. Brownell, Director of Music Therapy Services of Ann Arbor, Michigan.; 7. Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy: An Expressive and Dynamic Approach for Young Children on the Autism Spectrum. Nina Guerrero, Research Coordinator, Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University and Alan Turry, Managing Director, Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University.; 8. DIR[registered]/Floortime Model[trademark]: Introduction and Considerations for Improvisational Music Therapy. John A. Carpente, Assistant Professor, Music and Music Therapy and Clinical Director, The Center for Autism and Child Development, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York.; 9. Strategies and Techniques: Making it Happen for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Marcia Humpal, Music Therapist, Ohio and Petra Kern, Music Therapist, Owner, Music Therapy Consulting, California.; Part IV. Collaboration and Consultation.; 10. Collaborative Consultation: Embedding Music Therapy Interventions for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Inclusive Preschool Settings. Petra Kern, Music Therapist, Owner, Music Therapy Consulting, California.; 11. Communication and Language Development: Implications for Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Hayoung A. Lim, Director of Graduate Studies in Music Therapy, Sam Houston State University, Texas.; 12. Sensory Processing in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Applications for Music Therapy Practice. Linn Wakeford, Associate Professor, Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of North Carolina.; 13. Family-Centered Practice: Integrating Music into Home Routines. Darcy Walworth, Director of Music Therapy, University of Louisville.; 14. Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Personal Perspectives and Insights from Music Therapists. Marcia Humpal, Music Therapist, Ohio.; Part V. Selected Resources.; 15. Resources within Reach: Information at Your Fingertips. Petra Kern, Music Therapist, Owner, Music Therapy Consulting, California.; 16. Annotated Bibliography: Research At-a-Glance. Marcia Humpal, Music Therapist, Ohio.; Index.


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ISBN-13: 9780857004857
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: October, 2012
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 173.00 x 246.00 x 18.00

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