Project Title: Using Music as Intervention to Help Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - An Evidence-based Approach
BASIS Advisor: Dr. Lisa Noudehou
Internship Location: Red Hook Art Project
Onsite Mentor: Dr. Fort
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the cognitive and social benefits music therapy has on children with ASD. This study will survey families and music therapists to further the information that is accessible to families, and test new resources such as digital music software to enhance music therapy education for children with ASD.
Having music become a huge part of my life I wanted to explore further into its effects on people and why it is such a therapeutic process for many of us. We all listen to music when we go on runs, when we study for the next big test, or when the room is in need of extra excitement. So if music is there for us, why can’t it be there for the 1 out of 68 kids who have ASD?
I’ve already set up a nonprofit initiative to compliment my senior project which has three steps. First, I will be working with a music therapist to survey families and other music therapists to evaluate the effectiveness of music therapy among the ASD community for children. This information will be valuable for families that just had their child diagnosed with ASD. Therefore, the second part of my senior project will be to make the current existing knowledge we have on the success of music therapy more accessible for kids with ASD and their families. Third, I will be providing free lessons to children on how to use these digital music softwares through my nonprofit initiative, m.u.s.i.C My Way, which directly focuses on this relationship between music, technology and ASD.
Hello, my name is Tyler and I am a student at BASIS Independent Brooklyn conducting research for my senior project. I love everything about music and how it can help people. I know that music has helped me in my life, and I want to learn how it can help others. The purpose of my […]
Hello everyone! This week I finalized my survey to be sent out to the music therapists. I am excited to share the data I will be collecting from these surveys. The purpose of the survey is to gather vital information from music therapists based on their experience working in the field and recommendations on how […]
Hi everyone! This week has been more eventful than most. I was able to meet with Ms .Fort to discuss future plans for my senior project. Ms. Fort was able to assist me with creating a survey that I will send to other music therapists through Ms. Fort’s network that she has in NYC. The […]
This week I wanted to research the effectiveness of music therapy for children with ASD and methodologies. However, in hopes of working with Dr. Noa Fort, my on-site advisor, to potentially shadow a music therapy session and learn from her, there were safety precautions that halted that possibility. There were two main obstacles from making […]
Hey everyone! This week I’ve been in contact with Red Hook Art Project to plan for a new music workshop with William Matelski, who is a music teacher at the Red Hook Art Project. I am very ecstatic to work with him in the coming future as well as Tiffany Davis who is the director […]
Introduction: Hello everyone! My name is Tyler Lucas Cheung and I am a senior at BASIS Independent Brooklyn. I’ve been a BASIS student for about seven years now and joined when the school first open a Brooklyn location, so as a founding student I wanted to pursue the tradition of the Senior Project! I […]