Many universities world-wide are conducting research on the benefits of music therapy for children with special needs.  This is a list of some of the research-based outcomes of music therapy when used with children with special needs. 

 

  • Increased attention
  • Decreased self-stimulation
  • Improved cognitive functioning
  • Increased socialization
  • Successful and safe self-expression
  • Improved behavior
  • Enhanced auditory processing
  • Decreased agitation
  • Improved receptive/expressive language
  • Enhanced sensory-motor skills

For detailed information about these studies and results, please visit the American Music Therapy Association’s “Fact Sheet” page a bibliography of this research. http://www.musictherapy.org/research/factsheets/

 

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