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    Developing intimacy between parents and children with autism through music creation.
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Synchrony is a music therapy platform that helps parents and children with autism develop intimacy and promote understanding with each other through improvised music play.
An emotional barrier exists between parents and children with autism.
 
This often leads to low self-esteem and decreased self-efficacy for both parent and child.
Improvised play in music therapy has proven to effectively bridge that social/emotional gap. However, the technical nature of music improvisation often intimidates parents from practicing it with their child.
By opening up a channel for social interaction through music creation, Synchrony actively promotes learning & discovery, helping parents accelerate into a state of acceptance of themselves and their child.
Designed to sound harmonious regardless of musical ability, Synchrony facilitates a mutually enjoyable music making process.
 
Parent and child can both coexist in a shared space, communicate nonverbally through music creation, and engage in interpersonal play while working towards therapeutic goals.
Connected via low-energy bluetooth, the complimenting smartphone app allows parent, therapist or child to toggle between a selection of sounds according to their preference or mood. 
 
The smartphone app also records play sessions and facilitates goal coordination between parent and therapist.
Synchrony uses the approachable and universally understood form language of a hand drum.
 
The soft, press-able silicone skin responses to the user’s touch by producing volume and resonance according to the pressure applied and the duration pressed.
View the full project at: http://kennethtay.com/synchrony