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The Effectiveness of Music Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Meta-analysis

Abstract About 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2015). The prevalence of ASD within the population of all people with disabilities has increased, percentage changed from 1.8% to 7.1% in ten years (NCES, 2016). Music therapy, as a therapeutic intervention, has been used for children with autism since 1940s (Reschke-Hemandez, 2011). In the past 70 years' practice, music therapy research has explored the efficacy of music therapy in improving the multiple areas of functioning affected by the symptoms of autism. However, the results are varied. The objective of this study is to investigate the efficacy of music therapy on children with autism spe... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Li, Manjing (Author) / Rio, Robin (Advisor) / Sullivan, Jill (Advisor) / Eubanks, Kymla (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Music education / Special education / Asperger's disorder / autism / developmental delay / meta-analysis / music / music therapy
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 88 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Music Therapy 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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