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Music is an essential and necessary function of man. It influences his behavior and has done so for thousands of years. Music is unique and powerful in its influence on man. Music can benefit handicapped and ill persons by helping them to change their behavior. At times, music itself elicits this behavior change, but most often it is the direct or indirect persuasion of the therapist. "By means of music and persuasion, the ultimate goal-to bring about desirable changes in behavior-it attempted."
Gladden, Gay, "Music in Therapy for the Mentally Retarded" (1971). Honors Theses. 297.