Autism Therapy : Music Helps Redirect and Motivate an Upset Child


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.

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