Autism Spectrum Disorder

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This research proposal topic is the correlation between music therapy and altering the behaviors of Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have selected the quantitative research methodology to help create an atmosphere of equality among the participants. I will determine the cause and effect of the relationship between music therapy and altering the behaviors of Autism Spectrum Disorder with groups of children that are preexisting. Regardless of whether it is correct or not, the assumption is sometimes made that children who have been diagnosed with Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder, tend to be placed in the group that is associated with possessing behavioral problems such as rudeness, being obnoxiously loud, or incapable of sitting still. In addition, they are sometimes seen as not being able to communicate effectively and their social skills and emotional control are lacking in many areas (Boso, et.al, 2007); therefore, it is necessary to make sure all approaches are analyzed to help those children with Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder be able to live as normal life as possible. For the child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, their interplay with others is stymied by an inefficiency to visually, emotionally, and physically, acknowledge, or comprehend the behaviors or responses of others (Raglio, et al, 2011, p. 125); it is my opinion that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder can utilize music therapy, in place of more conventional methods of therapy, to aid them in interacting with others more effectively, and enhance necessary social skills. Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders have continued to increase in diagnoses and these disorders are part of a body of development disabilities that are associated with an abbreviated capacity t... ... middle of paper ... ...eing applied due to the noise factor produced by the music; the music has the potential to provide too much stimuli for the children depending on the degree, or their form, of Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Conclusion While music therapy can be utilized as a very effective tool, it is very possible that the therapy could end up being ineffective depending on the severity of the Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder displayed by the children involved. It could very well require additional resources to establish the music therapy in a regular classroom setting that may not readily be able to handle the additional work required to apply the therapy; however, it is a project that may be used more in classrooms already equipped with a special education teacher and an assistant currently working with children that have special needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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