Music therapy with preschool children on the autism spectrum : moments of meeting /

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Barnes, Geoff


Teachers College Press,, New York, NY, United States,, 217 pages ; (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00822522, (OCoLC)fst01030635, Autistic children, fast, Music therapy for children., Treatment.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-209) and index.Introduction : "My name is..." -- Part I : The first school year of music therapy with the children. Gabriel and "ten fingers"-November 19 ; Emily's turn-December 3; The "instrument song" : Shaking and moments of meeting-January 28 -- Playing the chine : Dylan's "give it to me" and Emily's energetic participation-February 25 ; Rhythm, entrainment, and movement "like this!"-March 24 ; The "beanbag song" : Tactile and visual materials, modeling and mirroring movements-April 13 ; "Three for three"-May 26 -- Part II : The second school year of music therapy with the children. Beginning the second year : Changes and challenges-October 20 to December 8 ; Visual supports, movement, and alternative communication aids-December 15 ; Observing the children during classroom play and morning circle-December 22 ; Before the sessions : Shared guitar playing and vocalizing-February 9 and 16 ; The "microphone song" and goodbye to Dylan-March 30 ; An impasse and a duet-May 18 ; Emily and the drum/Gabriela and the "toombah song"-June 1 -- Conclusion."In vivid narratives, readers follow individual preschoolers through their challenges and their steps toward shared attention, interpersonal interaction, and communication during music. This book explores connections among students, teachers, and a music therapist; raises key issues about autism supports and therapies; and offers encouraging alternatives to prevailing educational and therapeutic methods"--