Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition: Supporting Children and Their Families (2nd Edition)

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Author: Petra Kern, Marcia Humpal, Jennifer Whipple, Hayoung A. Lim, Linda Martin, Darcy DeLoach, Angela M. Snell, Mike D. Brownell, Edward T. Schwartzberg, Nina Guerrero

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Published: 21/11/2018

ISBN: 9781785927751

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This updated book offers a comprehensive understanding of music therapy services for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families in home, preschool, and community settings. It addresses recent diagnostic features, evidence-based practices, and effective music therapy interventions backed by rigorous scientific evidence. Determining eligibility, gathering information, and identifying intervention goals for children with ASD are addressed in the assessment chapter followed by prominent approaches applied in music therapy practice. Managing sensory processing and communication issues that may interfere with everyday life is discussed from an interdisciplinary perspective. Inclusion and family practices, effective advocacy efforts, and a reflection of life journeys of four music therapists who are parents of children with ASD conclude the 15 engaging and resourceful chapters.