MOH Clinical Practice Guidelines (Autism): AMTS responds to the call for evidence in Music Therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

AMTS prepared a detailed response to the team that came up with the Clinical Practice Guidelines in March 2010. The response drew on data gleaned from an extensive review of music therapy literature.

Response prepared by: Jenny (Chi-Yun) LEE, MMT, RMTh, LOI Wei Ming, MA(MT), HPC-UK Registered Arts Therapist, NG Wang Feng, MMT, MT-BC, Melanie KWAN, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC

Dear Dr. Lim and the CPG team,
As professional representatives of the Association for Music Therapy, Singapore, AMTS, we are responding to the recently published MOH Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)1 for Autistic Spectrum Disorders(ASD) in Pre-school Children. In the CPG, music therapy was not recommended in the “routine management of children with ASD because of inconclusive evidence (p. 71). We would like to clarify points made in the CPG, specifically in the order they were made and drawing from current music therapy research to support music therapy as a viable adjunctive treatment modality for individuals with ASD…

To read more please click on this link: AMTS CPG Autism (2010).

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