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: 4563

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: 1494

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.

The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy

Author: Jane Edwards

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191035998

Category: Psychology

Page: 872

View: 5349

Music therapy is growing internationally to be one of the leading evidence-based psychosocial allied health professions, meeting needs right across the lifespan. Music therapy is a relational therapy in which the therapist and client collaborate to discover how music can be used to strengthen positive relating skills, attending to the client's immediate and longer term needs through assessment, treatment planning, implementation, and evaluation of a music therapy programme. Music therapy is based upon the capacity of music provided by a trained and qualified practitioner to support, integrate, and heal trauma, pain, psychological distress, and to develop and extend the existing capacities of the client. In the Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy, international leaders in the field from 10 countries have contributed their expertise to showcase contemporary music therapy. They share knowledgable perspectives from multiple models of music therapy that have developed throughout the world, including Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, The Field of Play, Community Music Therapy, and Resource Oriented Music Therapy. There is extensive information provided as to how music therapists practice and with whom, as well as the techniques used in music therapy individually and in groups, the research basis for the work, and professional and training issues in the field. The book is clearly laid out in five sections; contexts and populations, models and approaches, methods and techniques, research methods, and training and professional issues. Course materials can be structured around the book, or the book can be used as a starting point for students' learning about a model or population. Music therapy students will enjoy the clear descriptions of practice, the clinical vignettes, and the helpful pointers and tips for developing placement work. Unequalled in depth and breadth, this landmark publication is an essential resource for those starting out in Music Therapy, as well as for experienced practitioners.

A History of Autism

Conversations with the Pioneers

Author: Adam Feinstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444351672

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 1071

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: 1849052417

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 9713

This edited book brings together renowned experts in music therapy and related fields to present current research, practical strategies, and policies useful for everyone interested in music as a tool to aid children on the autism spectrum. Case scenarios, examples and tip sheets further support the application of the knowledge-based content.

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: 1257

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.

Music Therapy

The Journal of the American Association for Music Therapy

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: N.A

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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: 3515

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.

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: 6833

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.

International Dictionary of Music Therapy

Author: Kevin Kirkland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135047626

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 5523

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: 7740

"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.


Educational and Therapeutic Approaches

Author: Efrosini Kalyva

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446249871

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 4841

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: 4782

- 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

Bausteine der kindlichen Entwicklung

Die Bedeutung der Integration der Sinne für die Entwicklung des Kindes

Author: A.Jean Ayres

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642559999

Category: Psychology

Page: 339

View: 2957

Die Bausteine für Ihren Therapie-Erfolg! - Störungen erkennen und verstehen - Ganzheitliche Frühförderung und Therapie - Praktische Hilfe für Eltern Jean Ayres Therapie-Klassiker hat bis heute nichts von seiner Aktualität verloren. Das erfolgreiche Standardwerk überzeugt durch das schlüssige Therapie-Konzept und die klare, verständliche Sprache, die Eltern und Therapeuten gleichermaßen erreicht.

Music Therapy Handbook

Author: Barbara L. Wheeler

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462518222

Category: Psychology

Page: 507

View: 4886

Rich with case material, this groundbreaking volume provides a comprehensive overview of music therapy, from basic concepts to emerging clinical approaches. Experts review psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and developmental foundations and describe major techniques, including the Nordoff-Robbins model and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. An expansive section on clinical applications examines music therapy with children and adults, as well as its recognized role in medical settings. Topics include autism spectrum disorder, school interventions, brain injury, and trauma. An authoritative resource for music therapists, the book also shows how music can be used by other mental health and medical professionals. The companion website features audio downloads illustrative of the Nordoff-Robbins model.

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: 3417

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."