Music therapy is an interpersonal process in which the trained music therapist uses music and
all of its facets-physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic and spiritual. To help the client to
Improve their state.
Terminally all Clients.
Affective, cognitive & sensory disorders.
FUNCTIONS OF MUSIC
Enhances relaxation of mind.
Client's needs are directly addressed through music.
Improves in learning and helps in building self-esteem.
Reduces stress and support physical exercise.
Diverts mind in stressful situation.
Reduces anxiety, tension and fear.
Enhances cognitive skills.
Stimulates social interaction.
Bring a positive state of mind.
Sharper concentration and move alert thinking.
MUSIC THERAPY FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN
Music Therapy is the therapeutic usage of rhythm, sound and instruments in facilitating
communication, better understanding, sensory processing, social interaction and improved
attention spans In Children with Autism.
Music therapy for autism uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs
of the children with Autism. This can be done mostly by stimulating the senses.
HOW MUSIC THERAPY HELPS CHILDREN WITH AUTISUM?
- Even though music therapy is a complete therapy in itself, it can also go hand in hand
with other therapies your child may be receiving.
- Music Therapy can accelerate other therapies that the child is undergoing.
- Music Therapy techniques can facilitate and support the large to communicate break
the tendency of isolation and engage your child is external experience.
- Children with autism learn to relate the others, participating in group music and
increments of gathering around a single instrument and sometimes passing and sharing
instruments with each other and taking turns to play it.
- Paying attention to listen and singing along in coordination with others, can increase
interaction and concentration.
- Children with autism learn along with others through fun musical activities and non-
evasive games there by creating a supportive environment to create bonds in a healthy
- Paying attention for longer durations until an instrument is being played, increases the
capacity to hold attention and receive information.
- Children who find it difficult to understand and follow commands and communicate
non-verbally will have problems in understanding even body language. In such cases,
music therapy is found to increase the ability to associate certain Sounds with
communication of needs, as it helps in connecting the auditory and motor functions of
the brain, thereby helping them in understanding the verbal commands.
- By pairing music with actions and with repetitive training, the pathways of the brain
which are related to speech, can be trained to function according to the child's needs.
- A music with a steady rhythm, such as classical music, is found to be one of the most
effective ways in reducing anxiety in autistic children as the next beat is predictable.
- It has been observed scientifically that children with autism can use improvised music to
express their emotions effectively thereby reducing the stress hormones and increase in
oxytocin and create better trust and bonding.