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Evaluating parent-child group music therapy programmes: challenges and successes for Sing & Grow

Williams, Kate Elizabeth, Nicholson, Jan M. , Abad, Vicky, Docherty, Louise , & Berthelsen, Donna C. (2011) Evaluating parent-child group music therapy programmes: challenges and successes for Sing & Grow. In Edwards, Jane (Ed.) Music therapy and parent-infant bonding. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 73-92.

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Abstract

Sing & Grow is an early intervention music therapy programme for families with children from birth to 3 years of age, who are socially, economically, or physically disadvantaged. It aims to improve parenting skills and confidence, promote positive parent–child interactions, stimulate child development, and provide social networking opportunities. Music and song activities are used in a therapeutic context to enhance parenting skills, improve parent–child interactions, provide essential developmental stimulation for children, promote social support for parenting, and strengthen links between parents and community services.

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ID Code: 45609
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: music therapy, evaluation, research, early intervention
ISBN: 9780199580514
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health and Community Services (111708)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > OTHER PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (179900) > Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified (179999)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Oxford University Press
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2011 11:06
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2011 11:06

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