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·         Gentle, E.C. Barker, M. & Bower, J. (2015). Preservation of singing functioning in a 5 year old following severe right sided traumatic brain injury: Insights into the neurological resilience of song from pediatric music therapy. Music and Medicine (7) 3, 1-6.

·         Koelsch, S. (2009). A Neuroscientific Perspective on Music Therapy. The Neurosciences and Music III- Disorders and Plasticity: New York Academy of Sciences 1169, 374-384.

·         LaGasse, B. (2014). Effects of a Music Therapy Group Intervention on Enhancing Social Skills in Children with Autism. Journal of Music Therapy, 51 (3), 250-275.

·         McFerran, K. & Shoemark, H. (2013). How musical engagement promotes well-being in education contexts: The case of a young man with profound and multiple disabilities. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being 8.

·         Oldfield, A., Bell, K. & Pool, J. (2012) Three families and three music therapists: reflections on short term music therapy in child and family psychiatry. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 21, 250–261. doi: 10.1080/08098131.2011.640436.

·         Saarikallio, S. and Erkkila, J. (2007). The role of music in adolescents’ mood regulation. Psychology of Music 35 (1), 88-109.

·         Sussman, J. (2009). The effect of music on peer awareness in preschool age children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Music Therapy 47 (1), 53-68.

·         Thaut, M. (1999). Training Manual for Neurologic Music Therapy Training Institute. Center for Biomedical Research in Music.

·         Thaut, C. & Johnson, S. (2003). Neurologic Music Therapy with Children: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Application. In Robb, S. Music Therapy in Pediatric Healthcare: Research and Evidence-Based Practice 81-100.

·         Thomson, G., McFerran, K. & Gold, C. (2014). Family centred music therapy to promote social engagement in young children with severe autism spectrum disorder: a randomized controlled study. Child: care, health and development, 40 (6), 840–852.

·        Thompson, G. (2012) Family-centered music therapy in the home environment: promoting interpersonal engagement between children with autism spectrum disorder and their parents. Music Therapy Perspectives, 30, 109–116.

·         Williams, K.E. (2018). Moving to the beat: Using music, rhythm and movement to enhance self-regulation in early childhood classrooms. International Journal of Early Childhood 50, 85-100.