The effect of contingent music on establishing imitation in behaviorally disturbed retarded children
Journal/Book: Journal of Music Therapy. 1974; 11: 156-166.
Abstract: Studied the effectiveness of music as a functional reinforcer in a comprehensive treatment program which might be generalized to other environments. The use of music to increase imitative behavior of 4 retarded 9-13 yr olds was evaluated. The treatment effects were substantial and in the expected direction for virtually all imitative tasks.
Note: music as functional reinforcer in comprehensive treatment program; imitative behavior; behaviorally disturbed retarded 9 13 yr olds
Keyword(s): Mentally retarded; behavior modification; behavior disorders; music therapy; imitation learning; school age children