There are many advantages of listening to music. Whether we talk about reducing stress or expressing our feelings, music has always been on our side. That is why we at School For Autism Blog want to discuss the concept of music therapy for autistic people.
Advantages of Music Therapy for People with Autism
Cindy Lu Edgerton published a paper in the Journal of Music Therapy in March 1994, in which she explained a study she conducted on the effect of music therapy on people with autism. In this study, she observed eleven children between the age of six and nine with autism, and the study lasted for ten weeks. In this study, she came to a conclusion that music therapy for autistic people is actually helpful. This musical therapy helped these children improve their communication skills.
In an article by Majoring In Music, music therapy also helps autistic people in the following ways:
- Helps in improving attention span
- Helps improve social skills
- Helps process sensory information
- Helps improve motor skills such as coordination, walking, and facial movements like winking.
Advantages of Listening to Music
Other than this, music has advantages for everyone, including autistic people. It helps in:
- Lifting your mood
- Reducing stress
- Reducing depression
- Helps improve sleep, and so much more.
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