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Music Interventions for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Authors: Antonietti, Alessandro, Colombo, Barbara, DeRocher, Braelyn R.

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  • Offers an evidence-based approach to a popular psychological approach
  • Focuses on three major neurodevelopmental disorders, ADHD, autism and Rett syndrome
  • Offers scope for the development of the field of music therapy as a scientific discipline
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About this book

This book explores how music can improve skills that are impaired in some neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), autism, and Rett syndrome. Rehabilitation interventions based on the use of music, termed “music therapy”, are relatively widespread, but not all are supported by empirical evidence. This book offers readers an updated and scientifically grounded perspective on this theory and argues that music can be effective in promoting the acquisition of some basic mental abilities. Chapters present some of the latest research and data on how musical activities can lead children affected by neurodevelopmental disorders to improve those skills, including examples of training programs and exercises. The book will be a valuable resource for therapists, rehabilitators, psychologists, educators, musicians, researchers, as well as anyone interested in exploring the potential in music for human growth.

About the authors

Alessandro Antonietti is Professor of Applied Cognitive Psychology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy. There he is the head of the Department of Psychology and coordinates the Cognitive Psychology Lab. His research interests lie in the applications of cognitive issues in the field of instruction and rehabilitation.

Barbara Colombo is Associate Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Champlain College, USA, where she is Head of the Neuroscience Lab. Her most recent research has been focused on exploring the role of individual differences in modulating cognitive and emotional behaviours.

Braelyn R. DeRocher is affiliated with the Neuroscience Lab at Champlain College, USA. His research interests are related to empathy, aggression, and personal empowerment, focusing on at-risk youth.


Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • The Reasons Supporting the Use of Music in Rehabilitation

    Pages 1-18

    Antonietti, Alessandro (et al.)

  • Enhancing Self-Regulatory Skills in ADHD Through Music

    Pages 19-49

    Antonietti, Alessandro (et al.)

  • Enhancing Social Skills in Autism Through Music

    Pages 51-73

    Antonietti, Alessandro (et al.)

  • Stimulating Motor Coordination in Rett Syndrome Through Music

    Pages 75-93

    Antonietti, Alessandro (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97151-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97150-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Music Interventions for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97151-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97151-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97150-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 98
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