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Music Therapy Goals and Techniques with Children with Autism. A Survey Research Study By Erin Sewell 04/27/07. Method. Participants Instrument Procedure. Procedures. Created survey using surveymonkey.com Music Therapist working with children with autism

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Music therapy goals and techniques with children with autism

Music Therapy Goals and Techniques with Children with Autism

A Survey Research Study

By Erin Sewell

04/27/07


Method

Method

  • Participants

  • Instrument

  • Procedure


Procedures

Procedures

  • Created survey using surveymonkey.com

  • Music Therapist working with children with autism

  • Chose participants from AMTA Sourcebook randomly

    • Looked under Therapist who work with autism

    • counted down the list by 4’s and chose that person

  • Sent emails to 85 people meeting criteria

  • Approximately 30% of people emailed answered survey


Instrument survey

Instrument: Survey

Questions:

  • How long have you been working with children with autism?

  • What methods do you use with children with autism?

  • Rate the effectiveness of each method used

  • How often do you work with each of the following Domains: Communication, Academic, Behavior and Motor?

  • What other work settings do you work in?


Music therapy methods with children with autism

Music Therapy Methods with children with Autism

  • Song writing

  • Re-Creative

  • Improvisation

  • Song listening

  • Other

    • Includes instrument playing, social skills, relaxation, calming, singing, movement


Results methods

Results: Methods


Effectiveness graph

Effectiveness Graph


Results effectiveness of methods

Results: Effectiveness of Methods

  • On a scale of low-high Song writing had an average response of 3.11

  • On a scale of low-high Re-creative had an average response of 3.00

  • On a scale of low-high Improvisation had an average response of 3.59

  • On a scale of low-high Song Listening had an average response of 2.31


Domains average response chart

Domains Average Response Chart


Domains

Domains

  • An average response of 4.96 participants work on communication with clients.

  • An average response of 4.09 participants work on Academic skills with clients

  • An average response of 4.48 participants work on Behavior skills with clients

  • An average response of 4.09 participants work on Motor skills with clients


Discussion

Discussion

  • The method that respondents perceived as most effective was improvisation”

  • Communication was the most common domain area participants said the worked on in Music Therapy


Discussion1

Discussion

  • Questions that should have been asked:

    • What AMTA region are you located in?

    • What work settings do you work in?


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