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      Hi, My name's Zoe, and I am currently completing my third year BA hons Music Performance at Coventry University. For my dissertation I am writing about the Everyday Uses of Music by Children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. I have created a short questionnaire, aimed at parents who have children aged between 4 and 8 and are on the Autistic Spectrum. If anyone would be willing to fill out my questionnaire, I would be very grateful. I will post the questions below, you could either email the answers back to me at zoe_vincent@hotmail.co.uk or post the answers below if you wish. I will send a copy of my final dissertation when I get the grade back in May if you wish to read it. Please Explain your answers in as much detail as you feel comfortable1. How does your child respond to music? 2. Does your child make musical choices? If yes, please give examples.3. Do you find that your child has strong emotional responses to music? If yes, please give examples.4. Are you aware of your child responding to different aspects of music, such as: i. Rhythm ii. Pitch (Higher or lower sounds) iii. Volume iv. Sound Quality?5. How does your child interact with electronic toys which play music or jingles? 6. Does your child have a preference of instrumental, or vocal music? 7. How does your child respond to Instrumental music?8. How does your child respond to vocal music? 9. Does your child ever make music independently (Without someone else starting them off)? If yes, please give examples. 10. When experiencing live music (whether watching or taking part) how does your child respond? 11. When experiencing recorded music (whether watching or taking part) how does your child respond?12. Do you ever use music to help to change your child’s behaviour or mood? If yes, please give examples.Have you got any other comments about the role of music in your child’s everyday life? how everyday uses of music effects your child? Thank you for taking the time to fill out my questionnaire. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.Email: zoe_vincent@hotmail.co.ukTel: 07902989899Thanks in advance,Zoe

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