MAP Project

Music Assisted Programmes: Developing communication in autism spectrum disorder through music making

JOIN OUR ONLINE STUDY ON​ LANGUAGE INTERVENTIONS IN AUTISM

 

AIMS

To examine the efficacy of online music-assisted language interventions in 24-60-month-old nonverbal or minimally verbal autistic children.​

 

WHO

This study is looking for:​

  • Autistic children – with an official diagnosis
  • Aged 24-60 months, nonverbal or minimally verbal (fewer than 20 spontaneously spoken words)

PROCEDURE

We will offer parents online training in delivering language interventions to their children using either music-assisted programmes or speech and language therapy. Participation will involve two online 45-min sessions per week, for 18 weeks.​​

This study has been reviewed by the University Research Ethics Committee at the University of Reading and the NHS/HSC Research Ethics Committee, and has been given a favourable ethical opinion for conduct.​

To take part, please email caasd@reading.ac.uk, or register at https://reading.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/map-registration-form ​

For more information, please visit https://research.reading.ac.uk/caasd-project/map-project/ ​