Benefits of Music Therapy for Autistic Children

By |2022-01-14T12:17:52-05:00January 14, 2022|Autism and Other Special Needs|

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) individuals are often especially interested and responsive to music. Music therapy is a well-established technique for using musical interaction to help individuals with identified emotional, intellectual, physical or social needs. Music therapy may help autistic children build skills in areas like behaviour, communication sensory issues and may lower anxiety. It can be used as a natural reinforcer to achieve desired responses. Following are some of the benefits of music therapy for children on the spectrum: Improves communication Autistic children may tend to better express themselves through music than any other form of expression. Music therapy may also [...]

Autism Strengths and Abilities

By |2021-11-03T02:11:57-04:00November 2, 2021|Autism and Other Special Needs|

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is frequently misunderstood with people focusing more on facing the challenges, rather than the many strengths it brings. While, an autistic individual may face challenges, they may also have autistic traits such as excellent long-term memory, visual and observational skills among several. Some autistics have a unique set of skills and abilities, which once determined, can greatly improve yours and your child's life. Here are some examples of strengths associated with autism: Attention to detail           An autistic individual may be attuned to details. They may have a very good eye for details which helps them focus on a [...]


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