Autism and music therapy research study

Do you know a child with Autism?

The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy at Molloy College is recrThe Rebecca Center for Music Therapy at Molloy College is recruiting children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to participate in a research study investigating developmental trajectories and intervention. The main focus of the study is to discover whether music therapy is an effective early intervention for children with ASD. This study is the first well-controlled effectiveness study and largest randomized controlled trial on clinical interventions for autism to date. It is funded by the Research Council of Norway and builds upon a collaboration of eleven countries worldwide. This study will include no-cost sessions and comprehensive diagnostic and cognitive assessments.

Who is eligible?

  • Children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder
  • Between the ages of 4 and 7 years old
  • Limited or no music therapy experience

The study is being conducted at The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy at Molloy College. If you have any questions or if you would like to consider your child to participate in the study, please contact Laura DeGennaro at 516-323-3327 or ldegennaro@molloy.edu, or Dr. John Carpente, USA Research Site Manager at jcarpente@molloy.edu.