I’m thrilled I met with Margaret Smith today at the Bobst library. She directed me to a grad deal of helpful resources ranging from Actor Network Theory to Sound Therapy and even a computer game that deals with unpredictability in a fictitious “other world”.
PsycNet (database of psychology literature): https://persistent.library.nyu.edu/arch/NYU03176
Search for "music therapy" and "autism" (anxiety, or whatever)
ACM Digital Library (database of fun technology stuff): https://persistent.library.nyu.edu/arch/NYU00676
Search for "sonic playground" or "therapeutic objects manipulate sound"
Some of the articles we found:
Playing with Toys: Towards Autonomous Robot Manipulation for Therapeutic Play (article): https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/38283
Why that instrument? A bibliographic study of the reasons instruments are chosen by music therapy clients (article): https://getit.library.nyu.edu/go/9464800
Digital instruments and their uses in music therapy (article): https://getit.library.nyu.edu/go/9464801
Reassembling the social (book by Bruno Latour): https://getit.library.nyu.edu/go/9464802