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dc.contributor.advisorHanson-Abromeit, Deannaeng
dc.contributor.authorLillie, Sarah M.eng
dc.date.issued2012-06-13eng
dc.date.submitted2012 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on June 11, 2012eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Deanna Hanson-Abromeiteng
dc.descriptionVitaeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references (p. 96-105)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.M. Ed.)--Conservatory of Music and Dance. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012eng
dc.description.abstractResearch in language, neurology, and music suggests that constructs of music to provide organization, such as rhythm and melody, may facilitate language skill development and sensory organization for children with autism. This project inquired whether rhythmic speech or melody during free-play and intervention sessions could help increase language production and organize sensory systems, displayed by Restricted, Repetitive Stereotypical behaviors (RRS), for children diagnosed with autism. Statistical analysis of the data determined that neither language skills nor RRS behaviors were significantly influenced by rhythmic speech or rhythmic speech with melody. While statistical analysis did not suggest an effect, observational data collected during the sessions did suggest that auditory perception and orientation toward language might have been positively effected by rhythm and melody. Further research is necessary to determine how the organizing principles of rhythm and melody might affect the language development of children with autism. Anecdotal evidence is discussed to support future research in this field.eng
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Review of literature -- Method -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. UMKC SSIRB approval letter -- Appendix B. Request for participation in a research study -- Appendix C. Consent for participation in a research study -- Appendix D. Data collection tool -- Appendix E. Matched-sentences and musical examples -- Appendix F. Raw dataeng
dc.format.extentix, 106 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/14654eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
dc.subject.lcshAutism in childreneng
dc.subject.lcshMusic therapyeng
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Music educationeng
dc.titleThe effect of rhythm and melody on language development and sensory organization in children with autismeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineMusic Education (UMKC)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.M.Ed.eng


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