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