Research Articles

This page contains a list of research articles pertaining to teaching music to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder that are published in scholarly journals.

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Article Title Author Source Date
Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities: Constructivism or Behaviorism? Abramo, Marcee M. Current Issues in Education  2005 
Vol. 8 no. 10
Adapting for Students With Autism Darrow, Alice-Ann General Music Today 2009,
Vol. 22 no. 2
Disability in the Classroom. Current Trends and Impacts on Music Education Steele, Joseph  Music Educators Journal  2012
Vol. 99 Iss. 1
pp. 39-45
Teaching Children With Disabilities. Preparation Through State Music Educators Association Conference VanWeelden, Kimberly Update: Applications of Research in Music Education 2015
Vol. 35 Iss. 1
pp. 5-12
Community Music-Making for Everyone via Performing Ensembles Baldwin, Allissa  Teaching Music 2017
Students with Disabilities in a High School Band: We Can Do It! Lapka, Christine M. Music Educators Journal 2006
Vol. 92, no. 4
pp. 54-59
A Change that Resonates: A music school for disabled learners promotes artistic equality in Finland. Time to listen! Palmen, Markus European Lifelong Learning Magazine 2013
Iss. 2
Piano Pedagogical Strategies for Children with Special Needs Martiros, Melissa College Music Symposium National Conference 2013
Vol. 53
Strategies for Working with Special Needs Students in the General Music Classroom Hairston, Michelle National Association for Music Education 2013
Music educators’ perceptions regarding the inclusion of students with severe disabilities in music classrooms Darrow, Alice-Ann Journal of Music Therapy 1999
Vol. 36, Iss. 4
pp. 254-273
Music in the Lives of Two Children with Autism

Fang, Elizabeth

San Jose State University, SJSU ScholarWorks 2009
Musical features and interactional functions of echolalia in children with autism within the music therapy dyad Marom, M.
Gilboa, A
Bodner, E.
Nordic Journal of Music Therapy 2018 
Sharing the Magic: Why We Are Not Doing Enough for Children and Young People With Autism Blake, Chris Music Teacher 2017 
The effect of Kodály-based music experiences on joint attention in children with autism spectrum disorders Chiengchana, Natee; Trakarnrung, S. Asian Biomedicine 2014 
Vol. 8, Iss. 4 pp. 547–555
Autism Spectrum Disorder Research and its Implications For Music Teachers Polischuk, Derek American Music Teacher 2016 
Vol.66, Iss. 1, pp.15-18
Teaching Music to Children with Autism: Understandings and Perspectives Hourigan, Ryan; Hourigan, A. Music Educators Journal 2009 
Vol. 96, Iss. 1, pp. 40-45
Forum: 2 Students with Disabilities in the String Classroom: An Integrative Review Gooding, Lori F. 
Yinger, O. S.
String Research Journal 2014 
Vol. 5, 
p. 5-27.
Inclusion of Students with Behavior Disorders in General Education Settings: Research and Measurement Issues Simpson, Richard L Behavioral Disorders 2004 
Vol. 30, Iss. 1, pp. 19-31.
Understanding the Mind of a Student with Autism in Music Class Hourigan, Ryan M.;
Hammel, A.
Music Educators Journal 2017 Vol.104(2), p.21-26
Music and On-task Behaviors in Preschool Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Dieringer, St 
Porretta, DL
Sainato, D
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly 2017 Vol.34(3), pp.217-234
A Movement and Music Program for Children with Autism Gonzalez, Sandra Stratton Dance Education in Practice 2015 
Music, Technology and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Effectiveness of the Touch Screen Interface Hillier, Ashleigh; Greher, G. Queenan, A.
Marshall, S. Kopec, J.
Music Education Research 2016 Vol.18(3), p.269-282
Barriers to Effective Inclusion and Strategies to Overcome Them Darrow, Alice-Ann General Music Today 2009
Vol. 22 Iss. 3
pp. 29-31
Culturally Responsive Teaching: Understanding Disability Culture Darrow, Alice-Ann General Music Today 2013
Vol. 26 Iss. 3
pp. 32-34
University Students' Perceptions of an Inclusive Music Production Cassidy, J. W.
Colwell, C. M
Journal of Music Teacher Education 2012
Vol. 21 Iss. 2
pp. 28-40
Who Isn't a Special Learner? A Survey of How Music Teacher Education Programs Prepare Future Educators to Work With Exceptional Populations Salvador, Karen Journal of Music Teacher Ducation 2010
Vol. 20 Iss. 1
pp. 27-38
Preparation for Teaching Special Learners: Twenty Years of Practice Hammel, Alice Journal of Music Teacher Education 2001
Vol. 11 Iss. 1
pp. 5-11
An Exploratory Study of the Impact of Field Experiences on Music Education Majors' Attitudes and Perceptions of Music for Secondary Students with Special Needs VanWeelden, Kimberly
Whipple, J.
Journal of Music Teacher Education 2007
Vol. 16 Iss.2
pp. 34-44
The Effects of Field Experience on Music Education Majors' Perceptions of Music Instruction for Secondary Students with Special Needs VanWeelden, Kimberly
Whipple, J.
Journal of Music Teacher Education 2005
Vol. 14 Iss. 2
pp. 62-70
A Four-Way Perspective on the Development and Importance of Music Learning Theory-Based PreK--16 Music Education Partnerships Involving Music for Special Learners Miceli, J. S
Sobol, E.
Makowski, M. 
Mergen, I.
Journal of Music Teacher Education 2006
Vol. 16 Iss. 1
pp. 65-78
Music Educators' Involvement in the Individual Education Program Process and Their Knowledge of Assistive Technology McCord, K. A.
Watts, E. H
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education 2010
Vol. 28 Iss. 2
pp. 79-85
Learning Disabilities in the Music Classroom: Implications for the Music Educator Colwell, Cynthia M. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education 2002
Vol. 21 Iss. 2
pp. 9-16

An Adaption Tool Kit for Teaching Music [pdf] McDowell, Carol TECPlus

Vol. 6 Iss. 3

Research on Music and Autism Implications for Music Educators Darrow, Alice-Ann
Armstrong, T
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education 1999
Vol. 18 Iss. 1
pp. 15-20
Connecting traditional music to education for sustainable development: The case of a First Nations child diagnosed with autism Lindblom, Anne The Learning Teacher Network’s 10th International Conference. 2015