Honors Projects


Donovon Thakur


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 subject’s age. Observational data identifies various areas of improvement in client routine and interaction.


Music Performance

First Advisor

Dr. Elaine Colprit

First Advisor Department

Music Education

Second Advisor

David Putano MT-BC

Second Advisor Department

Music Therapy

Publication Date

Spring 5-2-2012