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Improving Understanding of Music Therapy with a Nonverbal Child: Sharing Perceptions with Other Professionals

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dc.contributor.author Park, Yaeun Kyung
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-18T04:02:01Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-20T11:22:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-18T04:02:01Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-20T11:22:07Z
dc.date.copyright 2008
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/22297
dc.description.abstract This study explored the value of music therapy practice with a non-verbal child conducted by the author, a Music Therapy Student (MTS), as seen through the eyes of two music therapists and the child's mother, as well as the improvement achieved in the MTS's understanding of music therapy practice through sharing the three professionals' insights. The paper addresses two research questions: (1) How is music therapy with a non-verbal child perceived by music therapy professionals? (2) How does sharing these professionals' understanding of music therapy improve the MTS's understanding of this therapeutic process? The MTS's self-reflections were treated as part of the data in this research, as was the non-verbal communication within the music therapy intervention to support the findings. The qualitative research, 'Naturalistic inquiry' was used for this research. Data was collected by interviewing these three professionals individually about their perceptions of music therapy after watching three video extracts of normal music therapy sessions with the child. The video extracts were selected from the significant moments of non-verbal communication. Through this process of sharing the professionals' perceptions, the MTS gained a deeper understanding of both the child and the music therapy practice administered, confirming and extending her understanding of the musical and therapeutic skills and techniques of the three professionals, which they had gained in their varied experiences and which had been shaped by their varied backgrounds. The MTS was thus engaged in a learning process which hoped would enhance the quality of therapy provided by her in the future. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Non-verbal children en_NZ
dc.subject Music therapy en_NZ
dc.title Improving Understanding of Music Therapy with a Nonverbal Child: Sharing Perceptions with Other Professionals en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit New Zealand School of Music en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 329903 Therapies and Therapeutic Technology en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 410101 Music Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Music Therapy en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Music Therapy en_NZ

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