An examination of the effects of figure notes on sensory processing and learning behaviors of young children
Keywords:Holistic Music Educational Approach for Young Children（HMEAYC）, Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory-processing, FigureNotes, Learning behaviors
This study investigates the effects of FigureNotes on sensory processing abilities and the learning behaviors of young children. The settings for this research were a non-profit early-intervention center and a private preschool in the metropolitan, where one hundred and twenty private preschool children and 32 children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, aged 40-63 months, were selected as the research participants by purposive sampling. The research design incorporated HMEAYC with FigureNotes. Each participant participated in one 40-minute session per week for 16 weeks. The research results showed the positive effects of FigureNotes on the children’s sensory processing abilities and learning behaviors. The research illustrated FigureNotes not only enhanced visual processing and learning habits in young children, but also enhanced tactile processing in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In this first of its kind, research in Taiwan we propose to prove that FigureNotes can improve young children’s visual processing and positive learning habits, and it can enhance the tactile processing of children with ASD. Therefore, we highlight the benefits to promote the use of FigureNotes to assist and support the effective development of young children at different developmental levels.
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