This music therapy video of my work with a child with autism illustrates the following...
Music can be a effective part of an autism therapy approach and it can help redirect a child
Using pauses in music to encourage eye contact and expressive communication
Using visual phonetics to help a child learn how to form sounds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De5nVclM4Y8)
Combining music, humor and fun to motivate a child to work on therapeutic goals
When working with a child who is non-verbal try limiting the amount of spoken language that you use. Too much speaking can overwhelm and confuse a child who is non-verbal.