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Wiseman, Sue (2015)
Publisher: University of East London, Cass School of Education and Communities
Languages: English
Types: Article
This study considers the way in which music\ud is currently used as an intervention both\ud therapeutically and within the classroom in\ud mainstream and special education, and asks\ud whether it has further potential to enhance\ud learning for children with autistic spectrum\ud disorder (ASD). It includes a review of the recent\ud literature regarding the use of music with children\ud with ASD and suggests interventions that are\ud measured against current diagnostic categories.\ud Interventions considered address difficulties and\ud differences within the areas of social interaction,\ud communication, understanding and imagination.\ud The concept of musical ‘special interests’ of\ud children with ASD being harnessed to enhance\ud learning is also considered.
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