Arts-Related Research Articles
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for reading accuracy of children with learning disabilities: A pilot study.
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rate and comprehension. Journal of Educational Psychology, v. 43, n. 2, 101-109.
Hall, J.C. (1952). The effect of background music on the reading comprehension of 278
8th and 9th grade students. Journal of Educational Research, 45, 451-458.
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performance of simple and difficult reading comprehension tasks. Perceptual and Motor Skills, v. 49, n. 3, 713-714.
Kaper, W.B. & Coleman, G. (1982). Effects of music on motor performance by learning
disabled children in elementary school. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, v. 5, n. 1, 74-75.
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for reading and writing music. NeuroReport: For Rapid Communication of Neuroscience Research, v. 11, n. 14,
Keehn, S. (2003). The effect of instruction and practice through Readers Theatre on
young readers’ oral reading fluency. Reading Research and Instruction, v. 42, n. 4, 40-61.
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activities for the study of instrumental music: The effect on sixth-grade reading, language,
and mathematics achievement.
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Lamb, S.J. & Gregory, A.H. (1993). The relationship between music and reading in
beginning readers. Educational Psychology, v. 13, n. 1, 19-27.
McLaughlin, T.F.; Helm, J.L. (1993). Use of contingent music to increase academic
performance of middle-school students. Psychological Reports, v. 72, n. 2, 658.
Patel, A.D. (2008). Music, language, and the brain. NY: Oxford University Press.
Patel, A.D. (2003). Rhythm in language and music: Parallels and differences. Annals of
the NY Academy of Sciences, 999:140-143.
Register, D. (2004). The effects of live music groups versus an educational children’s
television program on the emergent literacy of young children. Journal of Music Therapy, v. 41, n. 1, 2-27.
Register, D. (2001). The effects of an early intervention music curriculum on
prereading/writing. Journal of Music Therapy, v. 38, n. 3, 239-248.
Register, D.; Darrow, A.; Standley, J.; & Swedberg, O. (2007). The use of music to
enhance reading skills in second grade students and students with reading disabilities.
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Stweart, L.; Walsh, V.; & Frith, U. (2004). Reading music modifies spatial mapping in
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language reading abilities. Journal of Educational Research, v. 45, 439-450.