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Therapist and individual experiences and perceptions of music therapy for adolescents who stutter: a qualitative exploration

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Show simple item record O'Donoghue, Jessica Margaret Moss, Hilary Clements-Cortes, Amy Freeley, Carol 2020-06-30T07:30:23Z 2020
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Introduction: Affective reactions frequently reported by adolescents who stutter include embarrassment, frustration, and feelings of anxiety about further stuttering. It is possible that music therapy could enhance stuttering treatment outcomes; however, little is known about how individuals who stutter, and therapists working with this group, view such therapy. The purpose of this study was to explore individuals who stutter and therapist experiences with, and perceptions of, music and music therapy for stuttering. This work is part of a larger mixed-methods project to explore the effectiveness and potential benefit of music therapy with adolescents who stutter. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six clinicians and three individuals who stutter. Interview data were analysed using qualitative content analysis. Results: Four themes emerged from participants’ accounts: (1) the experience of living with stuttering, (2) the importance of music in everyday life, (3) the application of music therapy in stuttering, and (4) recommendations for music therapy in the continuum of support services for individuals who stutter. Discussion: Participants in this study perceived music and music therapy to benefit individuals who experience stuttering, particularly within the context of mental health. There is agreement that song writing, improvisation and song singing are most useful when working with adolescents who experience stuttering en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nordic Journal of Music Therapy; 29 (4), pp. 353-370
dc.rights This is an Author's Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy 2020 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: en_US
dc.subject stuttering en_US
dc.subject adolescence en_US
dc.subject music therapy en_US
dc.title Therapist and individual experiences and perceptions of music therapy for adolescents who stutter: a qualitative exploration en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/08098131.2020.1745872
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.relation.projectid GOIPG/2018/45 en_US 2021-06-21
dc.embargo.terms 2021-06-21 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2959635

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