Music Therapy and the Autism Spectrum: An Integrative Overview
- Author: Gattino, Gustavo Schulz
- E-ISBN: 9781945411779
Music Therapy and the Autism Spectrum: An Integrative Overview summarizes the main topics related to the practice of music therapy for autistic people. This integrative perspective emphasizes respect for the voices of this community and highlights those who have contributed to the growth of music therapy practices for autistic people.
The publication gives a historical contextualization of each topic and an up-to-date understanding of current discussions in this area of practice. The term "integrative" is also used to emphasize that the book integrates music therapy topics and knowledge from other areas including neurology, life development, and psychology.
Although the primary focus is on music therapists and music therapy students, the book can also be read by autistic people and their families, professionals in other fields, and anyone interested in the topic.
The book is organized into four central units concerning the themes related with music therapy and the autism spectrum: 1) Beginning the Studies, 2) Fundamental Aspects of Music Therapy Practice, 3) The Spectrum of Theories and Practices in the Field of Music Therapy and the Autism Spectrum and 4) Relevant Themes.
FOREWORD by Ulla Holck
UNIT 1: Beginning the Studies
Chapter 1: Music Therapy and the Autism Spectrum—Introductory Considerations
Chapter 2: A Historical Analysis of the Music Therapy and Autism Field—A Spectrum of Different Voices
Chapter 3: Sound–Musical Functioning on the Autism Spectrum
Chapter 4: Research on Music Therapy and the Autism Spectrum—A Current Overview
UNIT 2: Fundamental Aspects of Music Therapy Practice
Chapter 5: Music Therapy Assessment and the Autism Spectrum
Chapter 6: Goals and Objectives in the Field of Music Therapy and the Autism Spectrum
Chapter 7: Music Therapy Methods in the Autism Context
Chapter 8: Music Therapy for Groups of Autistic People
UNIT 3: The Spectrum of Theories and Practices in the Field of Music
Therapy and the Autism Spectrum
Chapter 9: Organizing and Classifying Models, Approaches, and Orientations in the Field of Music Therapy and the Autism Spectrum
Chapter 10: Improvisational Music Therapy Proposals
Chapter 11: Music as a “Tool/Resource” Proposals
Chapter 12: Collaborative Proposals
Chapter 13: Psychodynamic Proposals
Chapter 14: Proposals Centered on the Autistic Culture and Identity
UNIT 4: Relevant Themes
Chapter 15: Music Therapy for Autistic People During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Some Considerations
Chapter 16: Some Perspectives on Music Therapy and the Autism Spectrum: Reflecting on the Writings of this Book
APPENDIX: Music Therapy Tests Used in the Assessment of Autistic People