Music is an incredible way of helping children and adults to develop their potential when used creatively in a non committal way.
Patients who receive musical therapy often showed great improvement in temperament and learning skills.
Music connects to the non-verbal part of our brains, making it a perfect therapy for processing disorders in which the patient has trouble communicating, such as autism.
Research this innovative treatment method if you are looking for some help with engaging and communication with someone with autism.
Musical therapy is effective because it can be used in conjunction with learning social skills. Music is a very non-threatening medium for people, and many games can be played using music to help improve social and behavioural skills.
By encouraging eye contact while singing or using instruments that need to get close to the face, musical therapy can help autistic individuals engage with others and lessen social barriers. The number one way that musical therapy can help children, as well as older autistic people, is by helping with the development of speech skills.
Music is a way to connect the verbal and non-verbal functions in the brain. Autistic individuals may have various forms of speech problems and participation can be made with musical therapy by clapping rhythms, humming along, or doing simple echoing songs.
A musical therapist can use music as a way to link this kind of learning with other kinds of learning, not only as speech development and social behavioural development but also as a way to communicate emotions and develop memory.
By using all of these techniques in conjunction with one another, musical therapy can work wonders with people who are autistic. Trained professionals can use music to teach children and others how to communicate in nonverbal ways, making it easier for patients to learn. Research the musical therapy option to provide you or your child with another choice when treating autism.
But you do not need to be a trained music therapist to undertake some basic engagement with children of all abilities, simple percussion instruments and rhymes is engaging and develops communication and social skills at home and at school.
Teachers can also incorporate musical activities in helping children to learn about other countries and sounds from around the world. We love percussion instruments from around the world and encourage facilitators, social workers, foster parents and carers to expand children’s minds with different “unusual” instruments