Individual or small group music therapy sessions are extremely beneficial for children on the Autism Spectrum, and here's why:
Music promotes social engagement
In a music therapy session, communication of any kind is nurtured and reciprocated. Where words sometimes fail us, we can express ourselves through sound. While interacting socially can be a challenge for individuals with autism, interacting through music is a fun and motivating experience.
Music therapy is an adaptive and flexible treatment
Musical experiences provided in music therapy sessions are structured, yet creative. The music motivates movement, reciprocal social interaction, and stimulates healthy neural activity. Research has indicated that music therapy sessions can help improve the following skills (and more!) in children on the Autism Spectrum:
Joint Attention Language development and verbal expression Emotional self-regulation Social and communication skills
Contact Monique below to discuss creating music therapy sessions for your child with Autism: