Recent surveys have revealed that 1 in 59 children with hearing loss also receives services for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (Szymanski, Brice, Lam & Hotto, 2012). Current research demonstrates that many children with ASD respond more frequently and appropriately to music than to other auditory stimuli (Thaut, 1999, Whipple, J. 2004). This presentation will provide resources and clinical examples of music therapy as an intervention for this unique population.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of course 36861, "Deafness with Autism: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach." ABA Tier 1 CEUs can only be earned when completed as part of course 36861.
Course created on July 6, 2021
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- After this course, participants will be able to identify selected current research on music and children with hearing loss and ASD.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe key music interventions to support communication skills with this population.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss key music interventions to support social skills development with this population.
|5-20 Minutes||Review of current research on music related to hearing loss and ASD|
|20-40 Minutes||Review music interventions in relation to communication|
|40-55 Minutes||Review music interventions in relation to social skills|
|55-60 Minutes||QA and Summary|
Christine Barton is an award-winning composer and performer and a board certified music therapist. In addition to her private practice, she provides music therapy services to the children of St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, Indianapolis and is a music consultant to Advanced Bionics, LLC. Chris primarily works with children with hearing loss and those with autism spectrum disorders. She is the composer and performer of the songs on the Tune Ups CD, recipient of the 2009 Most Valuable Product (MVP) award by readers of TherapyTimes.com. In 2011, Chris completed the University of North Carolina’s post graduate “Certificate in Auditory Learning in Young Children.”
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