The effect of music therapy as a behavior intervention for preschoolers in a Head Start program

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dc.contributor.advisor Braaten, Sheldon en_US
dc.contributor.author Rowley, Terra E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:30:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:30:33Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 2006 .R687 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180283
dc.description.abstract Behavioral competencies are important elements of school readiness and make up an important component in any preschool curriculum. In this study, music therapy was implemented in a Head Start preschool program as a behavioral intervention. Forty-five subjects received music therapy sessions in groups of six to ten children for 25 minutes, twice weekly. The first treatment group received music therapy intervention along with the regular curriculum for eight weeks while the other subjects participated in the regular curriculum only. The second eight weeks, the second treatment group received music therapy intervention along with the regular curriculum while the first group participated in the regular curriculum only. Head Start teachers used the Behavioral Objective Sequence to assess all students at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the sixteen week period. Results indicated a significant increase in positive behavioral competencies associated with the music therapy intervention. Additionally, the music therapy intervention had a stronger impact on older students (ages five to six years) versus younger students (ages three to four years). en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Special Education
dc.format.extent vi, 110 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Music therapy for children. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Preschool children -- Education. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Students with disabilities -- Education (Preschool) en_US
dc.title The effect of music therapy as a behavior intervention for preschoolers in a Head Start program en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1344447 en_US


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