The Use of Prescriptive Therapeutic Songs in a Home-Based Environment to Promote Social Skills Acquisition by Children with Autism: Three Case Studies
Pasiali, Varvara, Music Therapy Perspectives
ABSTRACT: The researcher investigated the effect of prescriptive therapeutic songs on promoting social skills acquisition by children who have autism. Participants were three children with autism. The researcher created an individualized song for each participant, the purpose of which was to decrease an undesirable behavior identified by the parents. The researcher developed the lyrics of each song by following the current guidelines for writing the text of social stories. "Social stories" is a strategy developed by special educators for modifying problematic behaviors of children with autism. The adapted lyrics were then set to the tune of a favorite song of the child. The song …
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Publication information: Article title: The Use of Prescriptive Therapeutic Songs in a Home-Based Environment to Promote Social Skills Acquisition by Children with Autism: Three Case Studies. Contributors: Pasiali, Varvara - Author. Journal title: Music Therapy Perspectives. Volume: 22. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1, 2004. Page number: 11+. © American Music Therapy Association 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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