Developmental Disorders & Disabilities
Because of music’s unique ability to access and stimulate numerous areas of the brain simultaneously, it can be used to encourage cognitive and physical function, provide motivation, and/or enhance the learning environment for those with developmental disorders and disabilities. A board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) will design the appropriate program using “client-preferred music” for your needs.
- Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Down Syndrome
- Cognitive Disorders/Disabilities
- Learning Disorders/Disabilities
- Developmental Disorders/Disabilities
The research says:
“The body of literature regarding music in intervention with children and adolescents with autism reports the following benefits:
- increased appropriate social behaviors and decreased inappropriate, stereotypical, and self-stimulating behaviors;
- increased attention to task;
- increased vocalizations, verbalizations, gestures, and vocabulary comprehension;
- increased communicative acts and engagement with others”
Whipple, J. (2004). Music in Intervention for Children and Adolescents with Autism: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Music Therapy, 41 (2), 90–106.