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The Effects of Improvisational Music Therapy on Joint Attention Behaviors in Autistic Children: A Randomized Controlled Study

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, July 2008
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

Mentioned by

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2 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
policy
1 policy source
twitter
1 tweeter
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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Readers on

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386 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
The Effects of Improvisational Music Therapy on Joint Attention Behaviors in Autistic Children: A Randomized Controlled Study
Published in
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, July 2008
DOI 10.1007/s10803-008-0566-6
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Authors

Jinah Kim, Tony Wigram, Christian Gold

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of improvisational music therapy on joint attention behaviors in pre-school children with autism. It was a randomized controlled study employing a single subject comparison design in two different conditions, improvisational music therapy and play sessions with toys, and using standardized tools and DVD analysis of sessions to evaluate behavioral changes in children with autism. The overall results indicated that improvisational music therapy was more effective at facilitating joint attention behaviors and non-verbal social communication skills in children than play. Session analysis showed significantly more and lengthier events of eye contact and turn-taking in improvisational music therapy than play sessions. The implications of these findings are discussed further.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 6 2%
United States 6 2%
Spain 5 1%
Canada 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Puerto Rico 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 358 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 103 27%
Student > Bachelor 85 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 48 12%
Researcher 32 8%
Unspecified 31 8%
Other 87 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 139 36%
Social Sciences 67 17%
Unspecified 38 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 33 9%
Arts and Humanities 28 7%
Other 81 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 26. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 July 2017.
All research outputs
#521,409
of 12,316,253 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#266
of 3,051 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,706
of 140,655 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#6
of 53 outputs
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