That im looking for both mild and severe cases to

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that I’m looking for both mild and severe cases to participate in a voluntary observational design  study researching the effects of music therapy and the communication development of those  children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I would also make sure to let them know that at any  point in the study if they do not want to participate anymore they would be able to leave. In that  email I would also include that one requirement of this study is their child had not ever  participated in a music therapy session before to try and get a more accurate reading at the end of the study.  From there, the parents who did respond would get a one-on-one interview prior to their  child being selected and once their child has been chosen to participate in the study they would  be told the basic components need to sign a consent form, just so we have in writing that they  agreed to be involved and that they are aware of what will occur during this study.  The setting of this study would be conducted at the psychiatrists office in rooms where  the child could feel a little more comfortable. “Children with autism can experience anxiety and  frustration when they are unable to anticipate their schedule throughout the day. This can often  be a trigger for outbursts and disruptive behavior” (Hourigan & Hourigan, 2009).  This could 
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6 hopefully help in preventing attrition from the study since if parents see their child getting upset  and frustrated they’ll be quicker to pull them from the study. We want to create a safe space for  the child where hopefully they can feel at ease in their environment.  This study would have daily sessions, aiming for about 2 times a week, 1 hour sessions  for 8 weeks straight working with a 2 different therapists who wasn’t an employee of the office  they were clients at, one therapist was strictly music therapy and the other was just a standard  therapist to try to avoid some bias that could influence the outcome. I would have the therapists  keep the beginning and the end of their sessions the same every time to establish some stability  for the child. The beginning would be a brief greeting before they started their session and at the  conclusion of their session a brief goodbye.  Each session would be split into two different parts,  one half of the session (30 minutes) would be therapist driven where they would kindly direct the child with the media that was chosen, either the toys or musical instruments. The second half of  the session (30 minutes) would be child driven, where the child was in control of what he/she 
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