Autism Breakthrough – Can Music Therapy Speed Up Learning in Autistic Children?
Autism music therapy has been the topic of great recent interest due to its surprising yet positive effects on autistic children. For autistic toddlers and young children between the ages of 3 to 6, music therapy seems to help connect the dots in terms of emotional and physical behavior and learning.
Abbey Monroe, age 4, is a shining example of what happens when music therapy is introduced to a child with autism.
Abbey’s mother Sarah Monroe, often sings to her and chants short rhythmic phrases to get Abbey to comply and play along while she moves throughout her day from one activity to the next; activities ranging from changing her clothes, to eating a meal, to taking a bath.
Autism Music Therapy at Work in the Classroom
Abbey, who previously lacked verbal skills due to severe autism, is…