Document Type

Special Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education

Department

Professional Studies

Major

Special Education

First Advisor

Jane M. Leatherman, PhD, Chair

Committee Members

Jane M. Leatherman, PhD, Chair, Jeong-il Cho, PhD., Rama Cousik, PhD.

Date of Award

5-2013

Abstract

First year music therapists are often unprepared when finding the most appropriate means of working with individuals with Autism. Music therapists understanding of Autism and music therapy interventions were examined through a needs assessment survey. This survey revealed that first year therapists have the basic understanding of interventions and characteristics of autism but do not line up with current research and evidence-based uses of interventions.

Keywords

music therapy, Autistic Disorder, music therapists, intervention

Disciplines

Special Education and Teaching

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