Over the past decade, there has been increasing research on different aspects of Autism Spectrum DIsorders. For example, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience just released an issue completely dedicated to sensorimotor differences in ASD. For this MTRB post we will take a brief look at some of the core articles in this issue. Continue reading
I’ve been a bit of a hiatus as of late, but now its time to update you on a few research studies that have been published the last few months. For today’s post lets look at the use of MIT for Apraxia and a new study on NICU-MT. Continue reading
This episode of the MTRB podcast includes interviews with three researchers who presented at the 2011 Midwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association conference in Overland Park, Kansas. Claire Ghetti and Clare Arezina were part of the student research session and Dr. Robin Edwards sits down to speak with us about her notions of Evidence-Based Practice, a hot topic on the MTRB.
In the process of writing a grant application for a music therapy research project focused on ASD, I have been reading a lot of current research. Something that has been more prevalent in the research over the past two years is a consideration of sensory needs in ASD (see Kwakye et al., 2011 or Marco et al., 2011 to read about sensory and autism). Within this literature I found two articles investigating sensory supports for children with ASD. Continue reading
A recent article challenges us to take a different look at autism – to consider that the typical approach may not be the only or the most effective approach in treating children who have an ASD. This week we’ll consider this perspective and look at a few non-music research studies that challenge how we typically think of ASD. Continue reading
One of the movements that can be worked on in the music therapy session is the sit-to-stand. This movement not only involves a large amount of muscular control, but also involves balance, making it difficult for persons who have motor impairments. This week we will look at a study of Patterned Sensory Enhancement (PSE) for the loaded sit-to-stand movement in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Continue reading
Keeping up with the non-MT research in any population can be a challenge of its own. Here is a snapshot of three studies in the non-mt research that may be of interest to MTs. Continue reading
This edition of the MTRB features three research posters presented at the 2010 AMTA conference in Cleveland, Ohio with the specific focus of music therapy and children with autism spectrum disorder. Continue reading