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dc.contributor.authorWang, Anna Ping-An
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-25T21:13:52Z
dc.date.available2011-08-25T21:13:52Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/2633
dc.descriptionAccompanying sound files available with hard copy
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study examines four improvisations taken from four phases of the researcher’s clinical music therapy experience with an adolescent who had Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Therapeutic changes and communicative qualities in the improvisations were traced through reviewing clinical notes and journal reflections, and using adapted versions of Bruscia’s Improvisational Assessment Profiles (Autonomy and Variability profile) to provide insights to the description and interpretation of the music. The results suggest a progression in the client’s awareness of the music therapy student (MTS) (who later became the researcher) an increased ability to interact through turn-taking, imitating, sharing and empathetic playing, as well as enhanced non-verbal and verbal skills. The analyses unfold the client and the music therapy student’s journey in music therapy, highlighting the process of how two strangers became partners through improvisations.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectCommunication in musicen_US
dc.subjectImprovisation (Music)en_US
dc.subjectMusic therapy for teenagersen_US
dc.subjectAutismen_US
dc.subjectAutistic teenagersen_US
dc.subjectPeople with disabilitiesen_US
dc.subjectMeans of communicationen_US
dc.subjectCommunicative disorders in adolescenceen_US
dc.subjectMusic therapy improvisation
dc.subjectAdolescents
dc.subjectAutism Spectrum Disorder
dc.subjectCommunication
dc.subjectImprovisational Assessment Profiles (IAPs)
dc.titleMusic analysis of clinical improvisations with an adolescent who has communication difficulties : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Music Therapy at the New Zealand School of Music, Wellingtonen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusic Therapy
thesis.degree.grantorMassey University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Music Therapy (M.Mus.Ther.)


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