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Using Learning Styles to Help a Child with Autism Succeed

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

  • Take the time to assess a child's learning style and use his or her strengths to work on challenging therapeutic goals
  • For more information on multiple intelligences visit
  • Use wait time and silence to give children with special needs the chance to respond independently
  • Rhythm and movement can give children with autism the proprioceptive feedback that some need in order to know where their body is in space
  • Rememeber to take the time to imitate children with special needs in order to bond and open up opportunities for learning

To read a transcription of this music therapy video, please click here.

Ryan Judd is a board certified music therapist. He has a master's degree in Music Therapy and a bachelor's degree in Psychology, with an emphasis on Child Development. He has been working as a music therapist with children with special needs for more than 16 years. In addition to working one on one with clients, Ryan also leads groups focused on the development of social skills.  His services are available in Southern New Hampshire, Northern Massachussets and Southern Maine.  He lives in the Seacoast region with his wife who is a 1st grade teacher.


  • Amy Kalas Tuesday, 11 December 2012

    Ryan, I love your video series. This is awesome. I work with children with ASD and I love your focus on bonding with the child and building the therapeutic relationship before asking them to 'say this', 'repeat me', 'do this', etc. Thank you for this reminder!

  • Ryan Friday, 11 January 2013

    Hi Amy, thank you so much for the comment! I am so glad that you are enjoying these posts.


  • abd81 Friday, 28 December 2012

    very interested to know more facts pls share me some info how to get intouch w you..for i have so much more questions about it..

  • Ryan Friday, 11 January 2013

    Hello, I am so glad that you are interested in learning more. You can contact me at Thank you.


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