Journal of Music Therapy; Summer 2007; 44, 2; ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source pg. 123-
The effects of Orff-based music therapy, social work, and wait-list control groups on behavioral problems and grief symptoms of bereaved school-aged children are evaluated and compared. Statistical analyses indicated that participants in the music therapy group significantly improved in the behaviors and grief symptoms, and those in the social work group experienced a significant reduction in their behavioral problems but not their grief symptoms. Participants in the control group made no significant improvements in either area. Results support the use of Orff-based music therapy interventions for bereaved children in a school-based grief program.