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Music Therapy for Developmental Disabilities, 2e - 14375

Edith Hillman Boxill and Kristen M. Chase
eISBN-13: 9781416406822

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Music therapy is a fun, creative, and powerful means of using music functionally as a tool. It can assist individuals with developmental disabilities in changing their manner of functioning, establishing contact, maintaining a relationship, and stimulating their motivation to learn. This practitioners handbook provides music therapists with a solid foundation for the practice, and its resources and methods. It presents an innovative approach to music as a therapeutic tool for persons in the five categories of developmental disabilities:
1. Intellectual Disability
2. Autism
3. Cerebral palsy
4. Epilepsy
5. Other neurological impairments
Chapter Features:
Chapter 1: Overview of the music therapy field, including an account of its historical beginnings as a profession. Defines music therapy and lists the many kinds of settings in which it is practiced.
Chapter 2: Rationale for using music therapy as a primary treatment modality for persons with developmental disabilities
Chapter 3: Assesses music therapy and treatment-planning based on a holistic picture of the client
Chapter 4: Explains and experientially illustrates the three main music therapy strategies devised to stimulate and develop awareness
Chapter 5: Explains the nature of treatment as process within the context of A Continuum of Awareness
Chapter 6: Describes process-oriented treatments brought about through the application of specific music therapy strategies and techniques
Chapter 7: Offers valuable resources in assisting music therapists in carrying out the process of therapy

This edition also includes audio files of popular songs, folk songs, and improvisations, performed by music therapy clients and assisted by Professor Boxill as Additional Resources.

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ISBNs 9781416406822, 9781416402244
Publish Year 2007
Language English
Number of Pages 353