Music intervention as system: reversing Hyper Systemizing in Autism Spectrum Disorders to the comprehension of music as intervention

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Abstract

This paper seeks to combine the notion of the Empathising-Systemising (E-S) theory and the resulting twist from the executive dysfunction theory in autism spectrum conditions (ASC) in light of music intervention as system.To achieve these points it will be important to re-visit, nonetheless briefly, the above mentioned theories and re-define music intervention in the light of these.Furthermore there is the need to adjust the executive dysfunction theory to a theory of dysfunctioning executive functions. These notions will create a different understanding of music intervention in this context, allowing the development of future and existing music intervention programs applied clinically. These applications will evolve around a structuralised approach to music intervention as system, proposing five consecutive systems. It will therefore argue the aspects of expanding existing theories in ASC together with the call for generalised interventions to better assess autism from a theoretical point of view. Theories have to be updated in a time of fast and ever-changing development. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-48
Number of pages9
JournalMedical Hypotheses
Volume82
Issue number1
Early online date11 Nov 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

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