Music Therapy for Children in Special Ed

Boys Telling Secrets

Who may benefit from music therapy?

Children with:

  • Early childhood development needs
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Williams syndrome
  • Other

Outcomes of evidence-based music therapy research:

  • Increased attention
  • Improved behavior
  • Decreased self-stimulation
  • Enhanced auditory processing
  • Improved cognitive functioning
  • Decreased agitation
  • Increased socialization
  • Improved receptive/expressive language
  • Successful and safe self-expression
  • Enhanced sensory-motor skills

2 thoughts on “Music Therapy for Children in Special Ed

  1. My son will turn 6 in November and is on the spectrum. He is relatively high functioning, with limited expressive language – though he is incredibly smart and can read, do math, etc. He is highly drawn to music and I wanted to inquire about piano lessons for him?
    Leigh

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