Classical music may calm children with autism

Perth, Australia – A new study shows that playing classic music may help calm and reduce stress for children on the spectrum. The study was conducted at Curtin University by Jeremy Marriott for his doctoral research project. World renowned pianist David Helfgott was asked to help choose the classic music sample. He chose Beethoven’s Piano […]

Autism and the power of music

Many on the autism spectrum find music and painting a way to be able to express and communicate. But not everyone on the autistic spectrum are budding artists.  There are lots of ASD people out there who just want to enjoy listening to music.  This is true even though they may experience auditory processing disorder […]

How Music Therapy Helps Learners with ASD: Part Two

Music is a form of communication. Music conveys feelings and if the composition has lyrics, music also expresses itself through words and ideas that are reinforced by the moods created from tone and beat. Learners on the autism spectrum are not impervious to the communication expressed through music. People with autism can perceive moods in […]

Music an Alternative Communication Strategy for Autism

As reported yesterday, human voices does not trigger pleasure for many individuals on the autism spectrum. While loud sounds can cause a severe negative reaction, music can be a helpful education intervention if specifically design for the child. Music therapy has proved effective in helping the people with serious diseases like cancer and depression as it […]