Music and Autism: Therapy and Learning for the Autistic Musician

Baseley, E. (2021) Music and Autism: Therapy and Learning for the Autistic Musician. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

This dissertation will explore the defining features of autism and how they can make learning music difficult. The main focus of this dissertation is how music can be used as an enjoyable tool to aid individuals with autism and how this tool is used within music learning and music therapy to build social skills in addition to aiding numerous defining features of the disability. This dissertation will explore case studies of music therapy usage, including some examples of activities that would typically take place during a music therapy session. Furthermore, it will explore strategies that must be used within the music classroom and peripatetic music lessons, when teaching a student with a diagnosis of autism. There is a lack of literature outlining specific techniques used to teach music to students with autism for both musical theory lessons and practical instrumental or vocal lessons. When autistic individuals are mentioned within this dissertation, this will mostly be referring to those with higher functioning autism.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: A Dissertation submitted in part fulfilment for the degree of BA (Hons) Music with Teaching
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism, Music, Therapy
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Academic Areas > Conservatoire
Student Research > Undergraduate
Depositing User: Gail Graffham
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2022 11:51
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2022 11:51
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/6609

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