Nordic Journal of Music Therapy
The book Interactive Music Therapy - A Positive Approach, describes the author's work in a child development center (CDC) and explores the characteristics of her specific music therapy approach. The author clarifies her special interactive and positive approach through her clinical work with various types of preschool children and their parents: children with autistic spectrum disorder, children with severe physical and mental difficulties and children with no clear diagnosis. The book presents case studies, reports (some of which written by parents and colleagues) and research investigation. These tools enable the reader to gain a deeper understanding of different aspects of the authors' music therapy approach and its implications. This easily read book is of use both for music therapists and for members of multi-disciplinary teams, who work with children with special needs. I recommend the book for music therapists who work with the mentioned client groups and especially with autistic spectrum disorder children and for those who work jointly with parents. This book takes the reader through a journey of experience which inspires the reader to have an insight into his own developing approach with a specific client group.
British Society for Music Therapy
This practical book will be of use to music therapists, nurses and occupational therapists working with children from a variety of clinical groups, including children on the autism spectrum and children with learning disabilities. It is also of use to music therapy trainers, their students and academics whose interests include music therapy.