Can music therapy help Autism? The answer is a resounding YES! When somebody asks me how music therapy helps someone with Autism I like to break it down to highlight the most common needs for someone who has Autism, which are: Sensory processing Social Skills Communication So how does music therapy help with these areas?..
Music Therapy can make all the difference for special needs children. Our article from the April 2015 issue of Utah Family Magazine outlines how. All of us relate to music in some way. Whether we connect to a song on a deeply emotional level or simply use favorite upbeat tunes during exercise, we all have some..
Parents already know that their children respond well to music. What they may not know is that music therapists are using music to help special needs children learn. I recently gave a presentation on music therapy to a room full of parents of special needs children including Down Syndrome and Developmental Delays. One of the..
Music therapy helps children develop skills on both a conscious and subconscious level. It can quite literally help the body and mind complete tasks that were previously quite difficult. Find out how! When people ask about what music therapy is and how it can help their child, I like to start by explaining the domains..
An understanding of sensory processes is crucial in Autism treatment. One must meet sensory needs first–learn why and how! I admit I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to sensory integration. Last summer when my friends were reading books like the Hunger Games and other fun novels I was digging in and loving “Sensory Integration and..
Understanding what can go wrong with sensory integration is crucial in Autism treatment. Here is a simple explanation. My previous post on this topic focused on defining two senses which are often overlooked: proprioceptive and vestibular. The hope in defining those essential senses is that you as a parent or practitioner will have a more concrete view..
Anyone providing Autism treatment must be aware of sensory processing that occurs beyond the five basic senses. Learning about the proprioceptive and vestibular senses makes all the difference! We all grow up learning about the 5 senses: taste, touch, smell, sight and sound. I remember seeing fun little diagrams with pictures of a hand with..