For this project, the author conducted twelve music sessions with a 3-year old child diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder- Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). The majority of the sessions were exploratory in nature, seeking to illuminate upon specific questions regarding attention span, client interaction, and speech development. Music sessions were video-recorded and analyzed using Scribe 4.0.6, which allows the user to code video into various segments, each corresponding to specific behaviors/events. The session data analysis reveals a lack of consistent trends in behavior, many of which are attributable to the subjectâ€™s age. Observational data identifies various areas of improvement in client routine and interaction.
Dr. Elaine Colprit
First Advisor Department
David Putano MT-BC
Second Advisor Department
Thakur, Donovon, "Observational Analysis of the Effects of Music on a Child with Pervasive Developmental Disorder" (2012). Honors Projects. 74.