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8 participate in the study we used the method of simple random sampling. We take the population  of our study and randomly divide them into two groups as a way of trying to have an unbiased  representation. Some obstacles I could face along the way would be in regards to parents not  wanting to have their child participate in the study because of the time commitment for 8 weeks.  They could be unwilling to put their child through the study because the fear of putting a burden  on their children since we don’t know how they would react in different situations. In regards to  ethical concerns as I stated earlier in my paper, before the child has been selected, we would  have a one-on-one meeting with the parents explaining what research we are conducting, the  process of our study and that if at any point in time they no longer wish to participate they’ll be  able to leave.  Some limitations to my study design could be in replicating an environment where the children feel comfortable. Since children with autism get frustrated and anxious quicker it  could affect results. It could be difficult to try and find a place where they all feel secure.  If I  obtained null results from my research, I would go back through the study, reading observations  and re-watch session and see at any point if something went wrong. It may refute my original  hypothesis but I could still take some pieces of information out of the study that could be  beneficial for another person researching the same thing I am.  Results & Implications To reiterate my hypothesis from earlier: “communication development increases with  music therapy. Therefore, by using music therapy it will have a positive impact on the  verbal/non-verbal communication development in kids with disabilities. The results that I could  obtain from my study that would support my hypothesis, is that by using music therapy on  children who suffer with disabilities, the child would need to have a more positive reaction over 
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9 the 8 week span based on showing happy/joyful emotion which they may not have done before  and those happy moments had a longer duration then when they played with toys. Having the  child be more engaged with the therapist whether that could be sharing their musical toys  willingly, wanting to sing which would show signs of expression. Non-verbal communication of  creating music with their instruments showing a more relaxed state, smiling and banging on a  drum is greater if at that time they are unable to communicate verbally what they’re feeling (for  example, laughing). Both verbal and non-verbal communication is crucial to a child’s  development. If my results were supported, I wouldn’t jump to any conclusions right away about
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