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Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Theory and Clinical Application

Hayoung A. Lim

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The complete guide to Dr. Lim's highly effective 'Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music' (DSLM). It covers a theoretical foundation, the latest research, clinical implications of DSLM protocols, explanations of specific interventions and the application of DSLM to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Verbal Behavior (VB) approaches.
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Paperback / softback
2011, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 208pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-849-0
2011, ePUB, 208pp
ISBN: 978-0-85700-415-4
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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.


'Part 1 of the text represents the only attempt in the music therapy literature to integrate important theoretical and research concepts regarding speech and language training for children with ASD, thus making a significant theoretical contribution to the profession.'
- Approaches: Music Therapy & Special Music Education

'Dr Lim combines her passions for research, education, and clinical practice in the development of an important work: this work is characterized by careful and thorough review of current literature, including review of her own research studies and clinical experiences, and systematic, detailed explanation of suggested treatment protocols.'
- from the Foreword by Karen Miller, Director of Music Therapy, Sam Houston State University, Texas, President of the American Music Therapy Association's Southwestern Region and an Assembly Delegate to the American Music Therapy Association

'This is an interesting and informative text which will be of value to those working with children with ASD and for parents and family members who are interested in this approach.'
- Mary Mountstephen, SEN Magazine.


By (author): Hayoung A. Lim
Foreword by: Karen Epps Miller