Kids, Music ‘n’ Autism

Bringing out the Music in Your Child

Author: Dorita S. Berger

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503142

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 168

View: 3492

Many children with autism feel a natural connection with music, but don't always find it easy to participate in musical activities. Packed with tips, advice and activities, this book shows how music and rhythm can help with brain development and quality of life, and how to encourage a genuine enjoyment of music. Dr Berger draws on her many years of experience in music-based clinical work, teaching and coaching, to answer common questions regarding musical interactions for children with autism. From what instrument to choose, how to find the right teacher, how to get your child to practice music, and even taking children to public music events, this book has all the essential information for you to dip into as and when needed. With practical information to help you solve problems that may arise, such as sensory overload, let this book guide you and your child towards positive interactions with music, regardless of whether or not they have prior musical abilities.

Teaching Music to Students with Autism

Author: Alice M. Hammel,Ryan M. Hourigan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199856788

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 4670

Teaching Music to Students with Autism is a comprehensive resource for everyone who works with students with autism within the music classroom. The authors focus on understanding autism, advocating for students and music programs, and creating and maintaining a team approach by working together with colleagues effectively. A significant portion of the book is focused on understanding and overcoming the communication, cognition, behavior, sensory, and socialization challenges inherent in working with students with autism. The authors suggest ways to structure classroom experiences and learning opportunities for all students. The book includes vignettes and classroom snapshots from experienced music teachers which provide additional opportunities to transfer theory to real-life application.

Eurhythmics for Autism and Other Neurophysiologic Diagnoses

A Sensorimotor Music-Based Treatment Approach

Author: Dorita S. Berger

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009052

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 2983

In Eurhythmics for Autism and Other Neurophysiologic Diagnoses, Dorita S. Berger reveals how Eurhythmics, a method of teaching the musical concepts of rhythm, structure and expression kinaesthetically through movement, can help develop sensorimotor skills in children and adults with autism and other special needs. Covering both theory and practice, she explains this innovative, music-based approach and how it can also address cognitive and sensory issues in adults with debilitating conditions, such as dementia or post-traumatic stress disorder. With a particular emphasis on autism, she provides clear and adaptable session plans, suitable for working with children and adults of all ages.

The Music Effect

Music Physiology and Clinical Applications

Author: Daniel J. Schneck,Dorita S. Berger,Geoffrey Rowland

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843107716

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 8487

This book explains what 'music' is, how it is processed by and affects the body, and how it can be applied in a range of physiological and psychological conditions. Rhythm, melody, timbre, harmony, dynamics, form, and their effects are explored, helping practitioners create effective therapy interventions that complement other treatment systems.

A History of Autism

Conversations with the Pioneers

Author: Adam Feinstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444351672

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 2544

This unique book is the first to fully explore the history of autism - from the first descriptions of autistic-type behaviour to the present day. Features in-depth discussions with leading professionals and pioneers to provide an unprecedented insight into the historical changes in the perception of autism and approaches to it Presents carefully chosen case studies and the latest findings in the field Includes evidence from many previously unpublished documents and illustrations Interviews with parents of autistic children acknowledge the important contribution they have made to a more profound understanding of this enigmatic condition

Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Developing Potential in Young Children and their Families

Author: Petra Kern,Marcia Humpal

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857004859

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 3200

This comprehensive book includes an overview of recent developments in ASD and effective music therapy interventions based on ASD-specific approaches, instructional strategies and techniques for use in children's natural environments. Therapists wishing to conduct family-centered practice and to support parents integrate music into home routines will find a wealth of information, together with insights from music therapists who are parents of children with ASD. The book also looks at collaboration and consultation with interdisciplinary team members, including early childhood educators, speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists. Case scenarios, examples, checklists, charts, tip sheets, music scores, and online resources make this book accessible for everyone. Throughout the book's sixteen chapters, renowned experts share knowledge and practical applications that will give music therapists, students, professionals, educators, families and anyone interested in working with young children with ASD, a detailed understanding of the implementation and range of music therapy practices that can benefit these children and their families.

Sensorische Integrationstherapie

Theorie und Praxis

Author: Anne G. Fisher,Elizabeth A. Murray,Anita C. Bundy

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662098644

Category: Medical

Page: 623

View: 8129


Teaching Children with Autism and Related Spectrum Disorders

An Art and a Science

Author: Christy Magnusen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843107473

Category: Education

Page: 125

View: 4808

Based on 25 years of working with children with ASDs Magnusen contends that teachers who can blend the 'science' of education methodology with the 'art' of teaching are best able to reach these children. She takes a fresh look at established and more recent teaching methods and then explores why, when and how these techniques should be applied.

Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition

Supporting Children and Their Families

Author: Petra Kern,Marcia Humpal

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506885

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 1813

This extended edition offers a comprehensive understanding of music therapy practice for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Drawing on recent research and rigorous scientific evidence, it spans topics such as effective interventions, diagnostic criteria, managing sensory processing issues, inclusion and advocacy.

Durch die gläserne Tür - Lebensbericht einer Autistin

Author: Temple Grandin

Publisher: Verlag Rad und Soziales


Category: Psychology

Page: 187

View: 6976

Der große amerikanische Kinoerfolg „Rain Man“ erzählt die Geschichte des Autisten Raymond mit anrührender Unmittelbarkeit und unpathetischer Leichtigkeit. Ebenso eindringlich und geradeaus ist die Geschichte der Autistin Temple Grandin, die übrigens mithalf, „Rain Man“ - Hauptdarsteller Dustin Hoffman auf seine anspruchsvolle Rolle vorzubereiten. Aus ihrer außergewöhnlichen Perspektive schildert Temple Grandin ihren zähen Kampf gegen die bizarren Symptome des Autismus: etwa das Unvermögen, ihre Bewegungen zu kontrollieren, die Besessenheit mit einer Beschäftigung, ihre Geräuschempfindlichkeit, die Überreiztheit ihres Nervensystems überhaupt, oder ihre anfängliche totale Unfähigkeit, mittels Sprache oder auch nur Körperkontakt eine Verbindung zur Außenwelt herzustellen - obwohl sie gerade dies sehnlichst wünschte. Dass es ihr schließlich dennoch glückte, sich aus ihrem gläsernen Gefängnis zu befreien, verdankt sie ihrem eigenen Erfindungsreichtum: Sie konstruierte einen Apparat, mit dessen Hilfe sie körperliche Berührung zulassen, aber auch kontrollieren konnte. Diese „Zaubermaschine“ wie auch die liebevolle Zuwendung einiger weniger Menschen öffneten ihr den Weg durch die gläserne Tür in die reale Welt.

Music Therapy

The Journal of the American Association for Music Therapy

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 2958


International Dictionary of Music Therapy

Author: Kevin Kirkland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135047626

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 6334

The therapeutic uses of music can vary greatly from one part of a country to the next, from one therapist to the next and across national and continental lines. This groundbreaking work is the first to bring together the expertise of an international array of contributors into one resource. The International Dictionary of Music Therapy offers models, methods and interventions that range from regional to international, including several terms that have never been published before. Essential for both the seasoned and novice music therapists and those working closely with the field, it offers a comprehensive guide to key terms, explained from multiple perspectives and with reference to clinical literature. Each entry contains detailed definitions for the reader, to develop practice, to generate discussion, and to establish more of a global common music therapy language. Covering more than 450 carefully selected terms, this comprehensive reference tool is a foundational text for defining and exploring the therapeutic value of music. The ultimate companion to understanding the science and art of music therapy on an international level, the International Dictionary of Music Therapy is ideal for music therapists, theorists, educators, researchers, and students.

Sounding the Self

Analogy in Improvisational Music Therapy

Author: Henk Smeijsters

Publisher: Barcelona Pub


Category: Psychology

Page: 214

View: 5992

"An exciting journey into the development of a general theory of music therapy. Based on Daniel Sterns concept of vitality affects, the author developed the theory of analogy, which tries to explain how a person in the music sounds his or her Self, and how the Self interacts with the environment. The book is based on the philosophical view that language is a limited mode for representing human experience, In the authors opinion, language is only one way of understanding, based on the verbal modeling of experience; whereas music gives understanding of what is beyond words. From the same angle, the author discusses the meaning of symbolic knowledge versus the intimate knowledge of analogy. This raises the question if a theory in words ever can describe what is beyond words. The book is the result of many years of theoretical inquiries and naturalistic case study research. It offers an integrated model for answering the question why music therapy helps the client. Each question within the model is linked to topics of music therapy research, such as: the development of treatment goals and interventions, the effectiveness of treatment, and the development of rationales about treatment and effectiveness."--Publisher's website.

Musiktherapie und Säuglingsforschung

Zusammenspiel ; Einschätzung der Beziehungsqualität am Beispiel des instrumentalen Ausdrucks eines autistischen Kindes

Author: Karin Schumacher

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631522455

Category: Psychology

Page: 259

View: 577

Diese Arbeit ist ein Beitrag praxisrelevanter Forschung und schafft neben dem neu entwickelten Evaluierungsinstrument -EBQ- (zur <B>Einschatzung der <B>Beziehungs<B>qualitat) die theoretische Grundlage fur eine entwicklungspsychologisch orientierte Musiktherapie. Das Selbstentwicklungskonzept des Sauglingsforschers Daniel N. Stern veranschaulicht die Entwicklung der zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungsfahigkeit im ersten Lebensjahr. Autismus als tiefgreifendste Beziehungsstorung wird aus dieser Sicht betrachtet. Durch praktische Beispiele werden sowohl die Empfindungen des Therapeuten als auch das methodische Vorgehen erlautert. Der instrumentale Ausdruck eines autistischen Kindes wird mit Hilfe des Evaluierungsinstrumentes -EBQ-<I> analysiert. Zwei Lehrfilme, die bei der Autorin erhaltlich sind, veranschaulichen diese Arbeit. Fragen zur Videographie von Therapien werden ausfuhrlich behandelt. Notation und Transkription der Improvisationen, die ein Musiker vornahm, zeigen, wie sich Beziehungsqualitat abbildet."


Educational and Therapeutic Approaches

Author: Efrosini Kalyva

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446249871

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 2454

There are a number of different approaches and therapies available for children, young people and adults on the autistic spectrum, and the amount of information available on each one can be daunting for professionals and parents alike. This book offers concise and clear explanations of a variety of proposed interventions and their effectiveness, and helps the reader to decide on the most appropriate treatment for each individual. Efrosini Kalyva writes accessibly about recent scientific evidence and the latest research, and allows you to consider the pros and cons of each approach. She focuses on the following areas: - cognitive-behavioural approaches - developing social interaction - alternative communication strategies - developing play - sensory-motor approaches - psychotherapeutic approaches - biochemical approaches This much-needed guide for practitioners and student teachers will also appeal to interested parents, and to anyone looking for a comparative examination of the variety of treatments on offer.

The TEACCH Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Gary B. Mesibov,Victoria Shea,Eric Schopler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306486474

Category: Medical

Page: 212

View: 1901

- Professionals can be trained in the program and its methods - Translates scientific knowledge so that practitioners and parents can easily understand the current state of knowledge - Offers strategies that can be tailored to an individual's unique developmental and functional level - Advises parents on how to become involved in all phases of intervention as collaborators, co-therapists, and advocates. - Details how the program can be introduced and adapted for individuals of all ages, from preschooler to adult

Speak, Move, Play and Learn with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Activities to Boost Communication Skills, Sensory Integration and Coordination Using Simple Ideas from Speech and Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy

Author: Lois Jean Brady,America X. Gonzalez,Maciej Zawadzki,Corinda Presley

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849058725

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

View: 5669

Features simple, goal-oriented activities and lesson plans centering around arts and crafts, music-making, cookery, sensory activities and daily life skills that will help children on the autism spectrum to speak, move, play and learn with confidence. Original.