Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches and Lectures


Music Counts: A Specialized Treatment Program for Children with Autism

Event Title

2018 National Research Conference on Early Childhood

Event Location

Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, USA

Document Type


Presentation Date


Date Range

2018-06-25 to 2018-06-27


This poster presents the results of a study assessing the impact of the implementation of a music program in a specialized preschool program for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The study utilized both a group and single subject design; 100 children participated in the study. The results suggest that the inclusion of a school-based music program appears to have a positive impact on children diagnosed with ASD’s behaviors and readiness skills.