M.A. in Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, S. Jay
Instrumental music--Instruction and study; Mentally ill children--Education
Special Education and Teaching
This study was designed to evaluate the effects of an instrumental program on ten seriously emotionally disturbed students ranging in age from ten to eighteen. The study utilized a pretest/posttest with no control group. The pro-ed behavior rating profile second edition (BRP-2) was used as the testing instrument (parent, student and teacher BRP-2 were utilized). No statistically significant differences were found utilizing a T-test. The short duration of this study and the part-time nature of the music department utilized for this study have contributed to the yielding of inconclusive results. Promising recommendations for follow-up study are included.
Brody, William R., "The effect of participation in an instrumental music program on students with serious emotional disturbance" (1997). Theses and Dissertations. 2031.