I think I waited longer than most for my edition of the Journal of Music Therapy to arrive. Maybe it’s because I’m all the way down in Miami?

Regardless of the reason, I was thrilled to receive my copy. The reason? My master’s thesis Joint Attention Responses of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Simple Versus Complex Music was published in that copy!

This is the culmination of four years of work: formulating an idea, recruiting participants, collecting data, running statistical tests, analyzing data, researching neuroanatomy, writing, writing, writing, writing, rewriting, writing, writing, rewriting…..and writing some more.

I am thrilled because I finally get to share this information and the results with the music therapy community and with parents.

If you are interested in reading the study or finding out the results, contact me and I would be more than happy to email you a copy of the Journal of Music Therapy article (condensed version in PDF format) or a copy of my entire thesis (complete with neuroanatomy and more detail on related literature).

Next week I’ll be honeymooning in Disney, but I will try to respond to any and all emails as soon as I can!