Music Therapy

Music therapy is one of many potential supports available to autistic children. It is a great tool for developing communication skills.

Board-certified therapist Brianna Shaffer discusses the many benefits of music therapy.

Music Therapy for Autism by Autism Live with Shannon Penrod
Initial Release Date: April 10, 2014
Source: YouTube

What We Learned from this Video:

  • Music therapy is the use of music to facilitate non-musical goals.
  • Music therapy can help with cognitive skills, socialization, communication and motor skills.
  • Music therapists engage autistic children on their level.
  • This therapy is not limited to any particular age range. It can benefit children and adults alike.
  • Working in tandem with speech therapy, music therapy can help non-verbal children become verbal.
  • Music can be a strong motivational force for children with autism.

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