Journal article

Music therapy with children who have been exposed to ongoing child abuse and poverty: A pilot study

Jinah Kim

Nordic Journal of Music Therapy | GRIEG ACADEMY | Published : 2015

Abstract

The purpose of this pilot study was to determine both the feasibility and effects of music therapy on children who have been exposed to ongoing child abuse and poverty in South Korea. Four out of the 42 children, who had been identified as being exposed to the ongoing child maltreatment and poverty with marked behavioural problems, were randomly selected to receive once a week individual music therapy for 15 consecutive sessions. Both standardized measurements and behavioural observation were used to establish the effects and feasibility of music therapy. While the descriptive statistics for the mean scores of the pooled results were considerably reduced after music therapy in every measure,..

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