Journal article

Music therapy practice in special education and children's hospice: A systematic comparison of two music therapists' strategies with three preadolescent boys

K McFerran, E Shanahan

Music Therapy Perspectives | Published : 2011


Most young people with profound disabilities will access a range of service providers, including special education settings, pediatric hospitals, and palliative care hospices. Currently the communication among therapists in these institutions is limited; however, many benefits can be gained by understanding the modes of practice across settings. A systematic video comparison of three preadolescent boys accessing both special education and hospice services was undertaken in order to explore the services they received and the impact of their experience with music therapy. This study involved two foci: the first being the strategies used by the music therapists, and the second being the observa..

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