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Music and sound-based intervention in autism spectrum disorder: a scoping review

Shahrudin, Fatin Amira and Dzulkarnain, Ahmad Aidil Arafat and hanafi, Ayu Madiha and Jamal, Fatin Nabilah and Ahmad Basri, Nadzirah and Sidek, Shahrul Na'im and Md Yusof, Hazlina and Khalid, Madihah (2022) Music and sound-based intervention in autism spectrum disorder: a scoping review. Psychiatry Investigation, 19 (8). pp. 626-636. ISSN 1738-3684 E-ISSN 1976-3026

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To map the evidence from the relevant studies regarding the use of music and sound-based intervention for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using a scoping review study design. Scoping review was conducted according to the inclusion criteria using Google Scholar, PubMed, CINAHL, MEDLINE, and Scopus. The review was accomplished in five steps: 1) identify the inclusion criteria, 2) search for relevant studies, 3) studies selection, 4) data extraction and charting, and 5) data analysis and presentation. Four major themes emerged from 39 studies that matched the inclusion criteria as follows: 1) forms of sound therapy discussing methods of sound therapy and stimulus used, 2) duration of the intervention explain in terms of listening time and total listening sessions, 3) clinical characteristics of the intervention exploring the main interest of sound therapy study in ASD, and 4) evidence for the intervention effectiveness looking into the positive, negative, and mixed findings of previous studies. Each theme was explored to identify the knowledge gaps in sound-intervention therapy. This review demonstrated the need for further studies to address several issues including identifying the effectiveness of sound-therapy intervention for ASD according to the individual sound types, the minimum duration for ASD sound-therapy intervention and more details on the use of technology, and clinical features of the sound-therapy intervention. These elements are important to further demonstrate the effectiveness of sound therapy intervention for ASD children.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism; Music therapy; Early medical intervention; Autism spectrum disorder; Autistic disorder; Acoustic stimulation
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Depositing User: Prof Dr Ahmad Aidil Arafat Dzulkarnain
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2022 15:12
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2022 15:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/99634

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