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How to Use Music to Help Children with Autism

Updated: Oct 13, 2022

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This music therapy video of a child with autism illustrates the following:

  • A cabassa is an excellent instrument for providing tactile stimulation to children with sensory diets

  • Here is a link for the cabassa I use in the clip

  • The Mulberry Bush melody is great for putting your own words to, so that you can personalize songs and encourage a child through music

  • Using a slap-clap pattern can make the songs you sing to your child more engaging

  • Use the motivational power of music and instrument play to encourage children with special needs to communicate

  • Reflecting the movements or energy of a child with special needs through music is a great way to connect with them and let them know that they are being heard

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