Music and AAC

Boster, J.B., McCarthy, J.W., & Benigno, J.P. (2017). Music therapy is    helpful for children with ASD, but more specific clinical guidance is a future need. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 11, 20-26.

Hajjar, D.J., & McCarthy, J.W. (2014). Music has positive effects for individuals with neurological speech and language disorders but questions remain regarding type, timing, and fidelity of treatment. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 8(3), 116-123. DOI:10.1080/17489539.2014.1001548

McCarthy, J.W. & Geist, K. (2014). Music and augmentative and alternative communication. Journal of the Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Taiwan, 33, 1-14.

McCarthy, J. W. (2013). Music therapists may be missing chances to provide opportunities for individuals with autism spectrum disorders requiring AAC to use aided systems, but we still need to know why. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 7(1), 52-56.

McCarthy, J.W.  (2011).  Music combined with computer-assisted instruction helps children with autism label novel line-drawn symbols. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 5(2), 89-95.

McCarthy, J.W., Cooley, J., & Benigno, J.  (2010). Integrating music into small-group book reading activities increases the engagement of students with autism. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 4(2), 83-87.

Geist, K., McCarthy, J., Rodgers, A., & Porter, J.  (2008).  Integrating Music Therapy Services and Speech-Language Therapy Services for Children with Severe Communication Impairments: A Co-Treatment Model. Instructional Psychology, 35(4), 1-6.

McCarthy, J., Geist, K., Zojwala, R., & Schock, M.Z.  (2008). A Survey of Music Therapists’ Work with Speech-Language Pathologists and Experiences with Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Journal of Music Therapy, 45(4), 405-426.

Arts and Leisure

Hajjar, D.J., & McCarthy, J.W. (2016). “You get more than you give”: Experiences of community partners in facilitating outdoor recreation with individuals who have complex communication needs.  Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 32(2), 131-142.

McCarthy, J., & Light, J.  (2001).  Instructional Effectiveness of an Integrated Theater Arts Program for Children Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Their Nondisabled Peers: Preliminary Study. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 17(2), 88-98.