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Contributions of Nordoff-robbins

Contributions of Nordoff-robbins

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CONTRIBUTIONS OF NORDOFF-ROBBINS MUSIC THERAPYWITHIN A DEVELOPMENTAL, INDIVIDUAL-DIFFERENCES,RELATIONSHIP-BASED (DIR®)/FLOORTIME™ FRAMEWORKTO THE TREATMENT OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM:FOUR CASE STUDIESA DissertationSubmitted toThe Temple University Graduate BoardIn Partial Fulfillmentof the Requirements for the DegreeDOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHYbyJohn A. CarpenteMay, 2009
 
iii©byJohn A. Carpente2009All Rights ReservedThe DVD of work with these children has not been included in theonline version of the dissertation to protect the anonymity of the children.
 
ivAKNOWLEDGEMENTSThis dissertation holds far more than the culmination of years of study. Thesepages also reflect the relationships with many generous and inspiring people that Ihave had the pleasure and honor of meeting throughout my journey.First of all I would like to thank my dissertation committee: Drs. KennethBruscia, Cheryl Dileo, and Cynthia Folio. I thank each of you for graciously agreeingto be on my committee and for offering your expertise, time and attention to detailduring the busy semesters.To Dr. Kenneth Bruscia, my committee Chair, advisor, and gracious mentor, Ithank you for always being available, supportive, encouraging, and always ready toguide. You have expanded my ability to think, write, and understand. Without yourguidance and persistent help this dissertation would not have been possible.And to Dr. Cheryl Dileo, I thank you for your authentic encouragement, care,and belief in my abilities. You have always gone above and beyond the call of yourteaching duties, lending support and inspiration whenever needed. I thank you foryour dedication and commitment.To the students in the Music Therapy PhD program, I am grateful to you allfor making my time at Temple so memorable. I would like to especially mentionNadine Cadesky, Lillian Eyre, Jim Hiller,
 
Andi McGraw Hunt,
 
Nancy Jackson,Roberta Kagin, Doug Keith, John Mahoney, Bryan Muller, Kathy Murphy, and CarolShultis. I am honored and grateful to have worked closely with each of you.And to my incredibly talented and dedicated colleagues at The RebeccaCenter for Music Therapy: Heejin Chung, Jill Lucente, Jenn Toti, and Reika

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