Last Updated: Friday, June 23, 2017
Principal Investigator: Reyna L. Gordon, Ph.D.
Other researchers: Miriam Lense
The study involves participating in small group, weekly, parent-child music classes as part of a research study examining music and social engagement in children with and without autism; therefore each music class includes children with autism as well as children without autism.
At each of the ~10 weekly classes, parents and children participate together in music and movement activities in a supportive, inclusive environment.
- learn strategies of ways to use music during their daily activities to promote social interactions and positive behavior.
- receive handouts and support materials related to the music program and set a musical goal each week in the program.
- receive $5 per music class attended and completion of a brief weekly questionnaire regarding use of music at home.
- also participate in a study visit at the start and end of the classes, which involves play-based assessments and questionnaires.
- receive $30 for each of these 2 study visits.
Children 2-4 years old, with and without autism spectrum disorder, and their
parents who are interested in participating in a
research study involving small group, weekly
parent-child music classes.
Up to $110 for completion of all study activities and music classes at no cost to families.
2 study visits plus 10 weekly classes
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