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Dorita S. Berger

Dorita S. Berger is a concert pianist, an educator and a Board Certified music therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience in sensorimotor music-based treatment for autism spectrum and neurophysiologic-related diagnoses in children and adults. She conducts workshops and lectures on the role of music in science and medicine and continues to provide consultations and music therapy services, in addition to researching the role of music in human adaptation. Dorita resides in Durham, North Carolina, USA.

JKP publications by Dorita S. Berger

  1. Kids, Music ‘n’ Autism

    Kids, Music ‘n’ Autism

    Bringing out the Music in Your Child

    Dorita S. Berger

    Music is a great tool for brain, sensory and skills development for children with autism, but how can you best encourage them to take part in music-based activities? This practical guide tells you everything you need to know about helping children with autism to pursue their love of music, from enjoying listening to concerts to performing in them. Learn More
    2016, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 5.51in / 216mm x 140mm, 168pp, £10.99
    ISBN: 9781785927164
    2016, Ebook, PDF, 168pp, £10.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-314-7
  2. Eurhythmics for Autism and Other Neurophysiologic Diagnoses

    Eurhythmics for Autism and Other Neurophysiologic Diagnoses

    A Sensorimotor Music-Based Treatment Approach

    Dorita S. Berger. Foreword by Stephen M. Shore.

    The theory and practice of incorporating Eurhythmics movement in music-based sessions. Session plans and case studies are included to illustrate how the treatment can be used with a range of cognitive and sensory issues, such as autism, dementia, PTSD, stroke, and cerebral palsy. Learn More
    2015, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 6.14in / 229mm x 156mm, 264pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-989-3
    2015, Ebook, ePUB, 264pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-905-0
  3. The Music Effect

    The Music Effect

    Music Physiology and Clinical Applications

    Daniel J. Schneck and Dorita S. Berger, illustrated by Geoffrey Rowland

    This book explains what 'music' is, how it is processed by and affects the body, and how it can be applied in a range of physiological and psychological conditions. Rhythm, melody, timbre, harmony, dynamics, form, and their effects are explored, helping practitioners create effective therapy interventions that complement other treatment systems. Learn More
    2005, Paperback / softback, 9.17in x 6.22in / 233mm x 158mm, 272pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-771-2
    2005, Ebook, ePUB, 272pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-462-5
  4. Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child

    Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child

    Dorita S. Berger

    Written in a way that is both informative for the professional and accessible for parents, this book furthers the already strong case for the use of music therapy as a resource to encourage behavioural changes for the better in children with autism spectrum conditions. Learn More
    2002, Paperback / softback, 9.17in x 6.22in / 233mm x 158mm, 256pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-700-2
    2002, Ebook, ePUB, 256pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-712-1