Student Articles

A Behavioural Study Exploring the Use of Originally Composed Songs to Encourage Children at a Japanese Day Treatment Facility to Transition between Activities

Kumi Sato MS Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan Shigeki Sonoyama PhD Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan   Keywords: Music, children, developmental disabilities, single-subject design, behavioural approaches. Abstract This behavioural study, with single-subject research design, examined the use of originally composed songs to encourage children with developmental disabilities …

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Quality of Life for Individuals with a Neurological Condition, who Participate in Social/Therapeutic Choirs

Brieonie Jenkins BA (Hons), GradDip (Psych) The University of Auckland Shari Storie MMusTher (Hons), BSc, BMus, NZ RMTh The University of Auckland Suzanne Purdy PhD, MSc, DipAud, MNZAS, MAudSA, FAAA The University of Auckland   Keywords: Choral singing, music therapy, quality of life (QoL), neurological conditions. Abstract As New Zealand’s population ages, the prevalence of …

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