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Music Interventions for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

  • Alessandro Antonietti
  • Barbara Colombo
  • Braelyn R. DeRocher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alessandro Antonietti, Barbara Colombo, Braelyn R. DeRocher
    Pages 1-18
  3. Alessandro Antonietti, Barbara Colombo, Braelyn R. DeRocher
    Pages 19-49
  4. Alessandro Antonietti, Barbara Colombo, Braelyn R. DeRocher
    Pages 51-73
  5. Alessandro Antonietti, Barbara Colombo, Braelyn R. DeRocher
    Pages 75-93
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 95-98

About this book

Introduction

​This book explores how music can improve skills that are impaired in some neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), autism, and Rett syndrome. Rehabilitation interventions based on the use of music, termed “music therapy”, are relatively widespread, but not all are supported by empirical evidence. This book offers readers an updated and scientifically grounded perspective on this theory and argues that music can be effective in promoting the acquisition of some basic mental abilities. Chapters present some of the latest research and data on how musical activities can lead children affected by neurodevelopmental disorders to improve those skills, including examples of training programs and exercises. The book will be a valuable resource for therapists, rehabilitators, psychologists, educators, musicians, researchers, as well as anyone interested in exploring the potential in music for human growth.


Alessandro Antonietti is Professor of Applied Cognitive Psychology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy. There he is the head of the Department of Psychology and coordinates the Cognitive Psychology Lab. His research interests lie in the applications of cognitive issues in the field of instruction and rehabilitation.

Barbara Colombo is Associate Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Champlain College, USA, where she is Head of the Neuroscience Lab. Her most recent research has been focused on exploring the role of individual differences in modulating cognitive and emotional behaviours.

Braelyn R. DeRocher is affiliated with the Neuroscience Lab at Champlain College, USA. His research interests are related to empathy, aggression, and personal empowerment, focusing on at-risk youth.

Keywords

social skills in autism rehabilitation interventions neurodevelopmental disorders self-regulation in ADHD Rett syndrome Music therapy Impulse control clinical psychology mental processing ADHD treatment music intervention programs motor coordination in Rett syndrome

Authors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Antonietti
    • 1
  • Barbara Colombo
    • 2
  • Braelyn R. DeRocher
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCatholic University of the Sacred HeartMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Psychology, Division of Education and Human StudiesChamplain CollegeBurlingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Psychology, Division of Education and Human StudiesChamplain CollegeBurlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97151-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97150-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97151-3
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