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Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery. 2002 Aug;8(3):160-5.

The effects of music on clients with learning disabilities: a literature review.

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School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, University of Hull, UK. savdarren@hotmail.com

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  • Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery. 2004 Feb;10(1):75.

Abstract

The aim of this paper was to promote the use of musical interventions with clients with learning disabilities. Musical interventions with this group of clients were found to be effective in reducing self-injurious behaviour, aggression and other behaviour, which challenge the service providers. Music was also found to have the potential to improve the communication skills of clients and to maintain their psychological well being. A review of the literature shows that music, though not widely used in the field of learning disabilities, can be an effective medium through which the quality of life of clients can be enhanced.

PMID:
12353618
DOI:
10.1054/ctnm.2001.0629
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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