Music Therapy is an evidence-based and clinical method, where in music is used as an intervention to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. Music therapy can be conducted by a trained professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music Therapy is an established therapeutic intervantion to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of special individuals.In music therapy we work to help our children develop ability to express emotions, thoughts and feelings thereby helping the child develop communication, social skills. How Does Music Therapy Make a
Difference for Individuals? People with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often show a heightened interest and response to music, making it an excellent therapeutic tool for working with them. Music can promote relatedness, relaxation, learning, and self-expression. Music therapy addresses multiple developmental issues simultaneously. Music therapy can enable those without verbal language to communicate, participate and express themselves non-verbally. Music therapy helps individuals with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) identify and appropriately express their emotions. Because music is processed in both hemispheres of the brain, it can stimulate cognitive functioning and may be used for remediation of some speech/language skills. Music provides concrete, multi-sensory stimulation (auditory, visual, proprioceptive, vestibular, and tactile). The rhythmic component of music is very organizing for the sensory systems of individuals diagnosed with autism. As a result, auditory processing and other sensory- motor, perceptual/motor, gross and fine motor skills can be enhanced through music therapy.