Music Therapy and Autism

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The use of music to facilitate social engagement and communication in individuals who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Music Therapy and Autism:

Music Therapy and Autism Clarissa Beving Introduction to Music Therapy Research Presentation The use of music to facilitate social engagement and communication in individuals who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

My Interview with a Music Therapist:

My Interview with a Music Therapist

Music Therapist Interview:

Music Therapist Interview She explained that just as music therapy is different for each individual, it is also different for each patient with autism because autism is such a broad category that covers a wide range of disabilities. Autistic patients can benefit from music therapy because music therapy can help them with social skills, encourage communication, and can help with self- expression. Interview

Second Interview:

Second Interview Music Therapists use a variety of techniques in sessions with patients who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Instrument Playing Movement to Music Singing Second Interview

What it can do..:

What it can do.. Increase acceptable social behaviors Decrease unacceptable Increase amount and time attention is paid to tasks Second Interview

What it can do..:

What it can do.. Increase vocalizations and gestures Helps move individuals toward communication with others Enhance coordination Help with reducing anxiety Second Interview

PowerPoint Presentation:

Children with autism significantly improve their ability to identify emotions through the use of music-based interventions Second Interview

Information From My Articles:

Information From My Articles

Just some facts...:

Just some facts... I ndividuals with autism demonstrate a preference for auditory when it is presented in the form of music. T hese individuals will engage in music for a longer period of time than typically developing children of the same developmental age.

Music Used as an Intervention for Communication:

Music Used as an Intervention for Communication Singing words with songs helps the individual speak and use words. This makes it easier for speech to be transferred to everyday life. Summary

Music Used as an Intervention for Socialization:

Music Used as an Intervention for Socialization Communication is one thing, but socializing is another. The patients work with the Music Therapist to create songs. In order to create a song communication is needed and socialization begins when discussing things such as words, melody, title, etc. Summary

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