Music, Movement and Autism

Updated: Oct 13


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

  • Tailoring education and therapy to a child's learning style can help them succeed

  • Combining music and movement can be highly engaging and motivating for a child with special needs

  • Create personalized movement songs by putting your own words to a traditional melody such as "She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain"

  • Once you find a motivating music and movement activity, use it to help a child to learn and communicate

  • Music and movement activities can be used to expand a child's use of language on an Alternative and Augmentative Communication Device

  • You don't need to be a musician to use music to help children with special needs

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