Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021)

The Effectiveness of Improvisational Music Therapy in Improving Communication and Social Interaction Skills in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Systematic Review

Authors
Felita Oktaviani1, Monty P. Satiadarma2, *, Roswiyani2
1Master’s Program in Clinical Psychology, Universitas Tarumanagara, Indonesia
2Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Tarumanagara, Indonesia
*Corresponding author. Email: montys@fpsi.untar.ac.id
Corresponding Author
Monty P. Satiadarma
Available Online 1 December 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.039How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Improvisational Music Therapy; Communication; Social Interaction; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Systematic Review
Abstract

The use of music as a therapeutic intervention has the potential to help children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), especially in improving their communication and social interaction skills. Currently, the most common form of music therapy given to children and adolescents with ASD is improvisational music therapy. The therapeutic relationship formed by the improvisation of the therapist and the participant has the potential to increase attention, interaction, communication, and to build social relationships. This systematic review was conducted to examine various research results regarding the effectiveness of improvisational music therapy in improving communication and social interaction skills in children and adolescents with ASD. After conducting a systematic search of studies from five databases, eight Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) were obtained with participants ranging from 3-16 years old. Among eight studies, one study shows significant results, five studies show mixed results (significant and insignificant), and two studies show insignificant results. The result indicates no firm conclusion can be drawn regarding the effectiveness of improvisational music therapy in improving communication and social interaction skills in children and adolescents with ASD. The quality and limitations of each study, as well as suggestions for further research are discussed in this systematic review.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021)
Series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
1 December 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-473-5
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.039How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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