Master of Science in Education
Jane M. Leatherman, PhD, Chair
Jane M. Leatherman, PhD, Chair, Jeong-il Cho, PhD., Rama Cousik, PhD.
Date of Award
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.
music therapy, Autistic Disorder, music therapists, intervention
Special Education and Teaching
Heather Palmer (2013).
How to use music therapy to promote communication skills with individual with autism.