Music therapy is a well-established professional health discipline that uses music to achieve non-musical treatment goals.
Interaction and participation with music supports connections between speech and singing, rhythm and motor behavior, memory for song and memory for academic material, and overall ability of preferred music to enhance mood, attention, and behavior to optimize the student’s ability to learn and interact.
Music therapy is a particularly important intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders as research indicates that treatment may: increase attention, improved behavior, decrease self-stimulation, enhance auditory processing, improve cognitive functioning, decreased agitation, increase socialization, improve verbal skills, facilitate successful and safe self-expression, and enhance sensory-motor skills.
Center based private & small group Music Therapy is available. Please call us at Shine for session information and visit Heart & Harmony to learn more about the benefits of music therapy.