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Effect of Music vs. Nonmusic Paired with Gestures on Spontaneous Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Skills of Children with Autism Between the Ages 1-5

Title: The Effect of Music vs. Nonmusic Paired with Gestures on Spontaneous Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Skills of Children with Autism Between the Ages 1-5.
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Name(s): Farmer, Kimberly J., author
Standley, Jayne M., professor directing thesis
Madsen, Clifford K., committee member
Gregory, Dianne, committee member
College of Music, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this study was to determine if music vs. nonmusic paired with gestures increased the spontaneous verbal and nonverbal communication in children with autism between the ages 1-5. There was an experimental, music, n=5 group and a control, no music, group n=5. Data were graphically analyzed. The figures showed an increase in verbal responses for the music group. The verbal responses from the control group were inconsistent. Neither of the gestural scores indicated an increase, however the music group scored higher than the control group. Implications for replication are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-4502 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the School of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Music.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2003.
Date of Defense: August 22, 2003.
Keywords: Spontaneous Communication, Gesticulation, Gestures
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Jayne M. Standley, Professor Directing Thesis; Clifford K. Madsen, Committee Member; Dianne Gregory, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-4502
Host Institution: FSU

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Farmer, K. J. (2003). The Effect of Music vs. Nonmusic Paired with Gestures on Spontaneous Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Skills of Children with Autism Between the Ages 1-5. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-4502