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Music-assisted programmes: Developing communication in autism spectrum disorder through music making

Project description

Music-assisted language intervention for autistic children

Approximately a third of children with autism do not develop functional speech and remain minimally verbal even after years of speech, language and educational interventions. The EU-funded MAP project aims to develop and test whether individualised, easily used music-assisted programmes (MAP) would increase spoken language in autistic children with no or few words. This will include a structured training procedure to teach language through songs using interactive activities in naturalistic settings. The efficacy of MAP will be evaluated using a feasibility randomised controlled trial, by comparing MAP with treatment as usual. An app will also be developed for parents to play MAP songs at home. The project could lead to further improvements in language acquisition of autistic individuals.

Host institution

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
United Kingdom

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 150 000,00

Beneficiaries (1)

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading

See on map

Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 150 000,00