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Wimpory, Dawn, Paul Chadwick, and Susan Nash. "Brief Report: Musical Interaction Therapy for Children with Autism: An Evaluative Case Study with Two-Year Follow Up." Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders . 25.5 (1995): Print This case study explores the effects of a therapeutic approach on the social and symbolic development of a young autistic child. It also goes in detail about specific qualities autistic children have that children without the condition don’t have. I can use this to support some methods musical therapy involves. The case study also goes into detail about observations made during the time period of therapy. It includes observations in time passed without social acknowledgement, number of eye contacts per
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Unformatted text preview: minute, frequency of child-initiated interactive involvement and positive changes to interaction, and last the presence/absence of spontaneous symbolic play. The case study concludes that after Musical Interaction Therapy (MIT), the children showed improvements in eye contact, social acknowledgement, and initiations of interactive involvement. Child contributions to interaction and symbolic play came later as expected. The two-year follow up confirmed that the positive changes were sustained. I can use this as support for MIT and why it should be implemented in therapy for children with autism. Lastly, it continues to explain the effects of MIT on various other behavioral tendencies that can add depth to my final paper....
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