OF BEHAVIOR IN MUSIC THERAPY
You are to catach someone in the "act of being themselves". You are to pick any specific behavior (provided it's in good taste) and measure it. You can make this as simple or as elaborate as you wish. One hour time frame minimum to collect data is required.
Please remember the hallmark of a good observer is to be as accurate and unobtrusive as possible.
Write one specific objective to correspond with the following broad/general goals listed below.
The following is an example:
GOAL: Develop appropriate socialization skills
OBJECTIVE: Within 25 weeks, the client will use names to address the therapist and her peers when interacting with them 90% of the time. OR ...
The client will address the therapist and her peers by name when interacting with them 50% of the time for five consecutive sessions. OR...
Within 10 weeks, the client will increase the duration of eye contact with the therapist by 50% over baseline.
Your work will be evaluated on inclusion and appropriateness of the following: a) measurability, b) exact behavior with direction of change indicated, and c) boundaries of behavior.
For each of the following case studies, select an appropriate goal, objective, and method of measurement.
Remember to make the goal directly related to the primary problem, the objective must be measurable and directly related to the goal, and the method must logically relate to the objective with the appropriate measurement technique.
Based on your own knowledge, information, and/or observation, you are to complete an assessment of yourself, a friend, a family member, a movie character, a TV character,or a character from an opera or musical. You may not use a historical, religious, or other icon that is not observable. This assignment is to be a narrative, single case study using complete sentences and should be 1 to 2 pages printed, single spaced, 1-inch margins all around. The format is based on Form A, Individual Intake and Assessment. Fill out the sections on Form A, then translate that information into your narrative assessment report and submit both documents to complete the assignment.
Narrative Process Note
Watch video of 1:1 session in class and write a progress note in the APIE format based on your observations. Use only objective, factual statements in your observations. Be sure to sign and date the note. Make your note accurate, brief, to the point, but do not exclude details which you believe may be important to communicate to the interdisciplinary team.
Final Results Section and Graph
The criterion of the completion of Objective A (was or was not) met.
The effects of the song selection reward on percent of participation during exercise activities are shown in Figure 1. The mean percentage of participation prior to the implementation of the song selection reward was 32. During the treatment phase of the study, the mean participation rate during exercise interventions increased by 92%. The mean post-check exercise participation was 90%.
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Interobserver reliability percentages ranged from 75-100 with
a mean reliability of 93%.
Informal observation indicated that the clients became quite talkative and offered more suggestions for ways to participate in exercises as music therapy sessions progressed. It was also noted that the clients interacted more frequently with each other during later sessions.