A Fresh Look at Music Therapy in Special Education

Katrina McFerran and Cochavit Elefant

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 2

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199928019
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Music

 A Fresh Look at Music Therapy in Special Education

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This article discusses factors that are changing music therapy in schools. It begins with illustrations of traditional music therapy practice in special education, with explanations of the underpinning theoretical frameworks that have shaped practice. This is followed by discussions of new developments in practice that will potentially impact on music therapy in special education into the future. The article concludes with a vision for how the changes in music therapy might be embraced in order to make them even more transparent and effective.

Keywords: music therapy practice; music therapists; special education

Article.  6068 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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