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Effects of Soundbeams on Development of Communication and Physical Movements in Young Children With Special Needs Author: Liza Lee (Department of Early Childhood Development and Education, Chaoyang University of Technology), Han-Ju Ho (Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, National Taiwan Normal University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 63, No.3
Date:September 2018

This study primarily examined the influence of soundbeams on communication and physical movement development in young children with special needs. In total, 32 children aged 40-63 months and current holders of disability certificates participated. In the research design, soundbeam instruments were included in the music educational therapy (MET). The study duration was 16 weeks, with one 40-minute MET session per week. The results are as follows: (1) MET had positive results in the children. Their communication and movements had considerably improved after 2 months. (2) MET accelerated the development of communication and physical movements in the children; furthermore, information regarding the needs of young children manipulating the soundbeams in the trigger mode was obtained.

Keywords:communication, music educational therapy (MET), physical movements, soundbeam, young children with special needs

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APA FormatLee, L. & Ho, H.- J. (2018). Effects of soundbeams on development of communication and physical movements in young children with special needs. Journal of Research in Education Sciences, 63(3), 69-104. doi: 10.6209/JORIES.201809_63(3).0003