History of music therapy treatment interventions for children with autism.

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The purpose of this paper is to provide a systematic review of the history of music therapy research and treatment of children with autism. Understanding such history is important in order to improve clinical efficacy and inform future research. This paper includes a history of autism diagnosis, reviews strengths and limitations of music therapy practice with children with autism from 1940-2009, and suggests direction for future music therapy research and clinical practice with this population. Literature was limited to the English language and obtained with the following search terms: autism, autistic, (early) infantile autism, child, therapeutic music, musical therapy, and music therapy. Table of contents from music therapy journals were searched, and reference lists from obtained articles were perused for additional articles. This historical review focused primarily on journal articles, however, books and book chapters that appeared to hold particular historical significance were also included. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • 2011
  • 20th Century
  • 21st Century
  • Attitudes
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Autistic Disorder
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Child
  • Child Behavior
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Health Knowledge
  • History
  • Humans
  • Music
  • Music Therapy
  • Patients
  • Pediatrics
  • Practice
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Treatment
  • autism patients
  • children treatment
  • epidemiology
  • history
  • methods
  • music therapy history
  • organization & administration
  • rehabilitation

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  • Alaine E Reschke-Hernandez

  • Alaine E Reschke-Hernández

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