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Music therapy for young children who have special needs. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1903690
  • November 2010
  • 140 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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Music therapy is emerging as a valuable tool in early intervention. It has been used for young children with special needs, family centred therapy and hospitalised children to address a wide range of needs. This research project aimed to examine the effects of music therapy by investigating how carers and other professionals perceived their child's music therapy experience. Qualitative method was employed and open-ended questions were used to generate in-depth interview data. A range of themes were derived by using thematic analysis. Examination of the similarities and differences between the clinical notes and the interview data helped validate the outcome of music therapy intervention and gain more insights into effective practice.

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Jenny Yu Kuan, Chiang.
Jenny Chiang (BMus; MMTh;RMTh)is a New Zealand registered Music Therapist. She has been providing music therapy services in Wellington for children and adolescents who have special needs. Jenny's professional experiences also include music therapy clinical work with adults who suffered from Huntington's Disease.

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