Paperback: £23.99 / $36.95
2011, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-849-0, BIC 2: MQTC MMZL
Speech and language impairments are one of the most challenging features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Children with ASD are also known to be particularly responsive to music. This book makes a valuable connection between the two traits to showcase music as an effective way of enhancing the speech and language skills of children with ASD.
This is a comprehensive guide to Dr. Hayoung Lim's highly effective approach of using music in speech-language training for children ASD. Part I provides a sound theoretical foundation and employs the most up-to-date research, including the author's own extensive study, to validate the use of music in speech and language training for children with ASD. Part II analyzes the clinical implications of "Developmental Speech- Language Training through Music" (DSLM) protocols and explains in detail specific interventions that can be used with the approach. The practical application of DSLM to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Verbal Behavior (VB) approaches is also explored.
This is essential reading for music therapists, speech and language pathologists and other professionals working with children with autism, as well as researchers and academics in the field.
13 November 2012
St. Charles, Illinois situated just outside of Chicago (the USA’s famous Windy City) was the location of the American Music Therapy Association’s (AMTA) annual conference (October 11-14, 2012). JKP was happy to attend and catch-up with old friends, our authors and new attendees! Our booth was busy throughout the conference with attendees stopping by to...
20 September 2011
"Children with ASD appear to have intact pattern perception and production ability. They also tend to follow the Gestalt style of language acquisition which is based on the pattern perception. In parallel, all of the musical behaviors require pattern perception and production; and these abilities are commonly found in children with ASD. It follows that patterns in music can facilitate the Gestalt style of language acquisition and the consequent speech- language development in children with ASD."
Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child
Dorita S. Berger
Music Therapy in Schools: Working with Children of All Ages in Mainstream and Special Education
Edited by Jo Tomlinson, Philippa Derrington and Amelia Oldfield