Music healing autism

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If you believe that autism is a biggg problem, if you believe this problem that your loved ones are being suffering with can only be cured by medicinal therapies and operations, then you are wrong…
Music. I guess everyone all over the world love to hear music of their own taste and love… and can you imagine this music can also heal autism. Just have faith and keep on reading the article… you are gonna get some facts and you would have to go for this measure once for sure.
It is not just a way to shape or control ‘behaviors’ but it is a way to reach into the essence of that child and say ‘Here I am! Let’s be together with the music..!!!
People around of all ages and all abilities can be benefitted from music therapy. Previously, music therapy has been used to support emotional, cognitive and social development in many parts of the world. So we guess music love can also help improving their communication skills and promoting confidence gaining skills.
Now going a bit deeper in biological terms, the right side of the brain is responsible for musical tone, natural rhythm and musical passion while the left side of the brain handles musical melody, musical rhythm and tempo as well as musical notes. So how does this help with autistic people?
Harvard Medical School Professor Dr. Martha R. Herbert, states “Brain cells need to follow a regular rhythm to produce a response in the brain. For people with autism, there is less coordination of this rhythm from one point to another. Music helps by creating an organized and regular stimulus to the brain that helps the brain get organized to keep track of the rhythm.”
Soo clearly, theoretically it is proven but now you would be thinking whether or not it would work efficiently in reality with our kids and loved ones or not..???
we have a good answer for that too…
Have a look over this fact: A 2004 study from the Journal of Music Therapy found that music in interventions used with children and teens can improve social behaviors, increase focus and attention, increase communication attempts which include vocalizations, verbalizations, gestures, and vocabulary, reduce anxiety, and improve body awareness.
Now for sure, we can believe and go with music love to heal autism. Listening to music of any taste, mostly inspiring and happening, helps to improve socio-behavior skills – such as reducing off-task behaviors; problematic classroom behavior; emotion recognition; improving eye contact and increasing the initiation of interactions by children with autism. Researchers have found that rhythmic entrainment is the most helpful for improving social behavior because it helps the mind and body to relax and re-entrains the body to its natural rhythmic patterns.
Now let’s see how rhythmic elements of music actually help. Rhythmic elements help organize the sensory system and are commonly used with children on the autism spectrum. “For example,” says Brittany Neuser, “some individuals with autism may experience difficulty initiating, sustaining, or stopping movement (walking is a common example). In these cases, a steady rhythmic pulse provided by something as simple as patting your hand on your leg, often helps to activate sensorimotor pathways and facilitate movement. This technique requires no special equipment or materials and can easily be used across many different environments.”
Parents and friends should come forward to select some good happy sings for the autistic children. They themselves can chant and sing along encouraging their kids to do the same. Remember your active participation is what will affect the children more.
Finally to conclude, I would just like to say, Autism is not a disease, but it can be detrimental to the development of a child. Extra care must be given when dealing with an autistic child. Even though the child may respond positively to music, it is important to seek help from an expert in music therapy. A music therapist will know exactly what kind of treatment plan is effective in helping an autistic child. It is also important to note that a disorder such as autism cannot be treated in a day, and it requires time, effort, and a lot of patience.

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