Music and Autism: Connection in a Disconnected World
The use of music to teach children with autism is widespread, but there is little research in speech-language pathology proving its power. This program gives an overview of research and principles for using music in speech and language therapy. Get practical strategies for using music and songs to promote growth in attention, engagement, social skills, and imitation, while helping the child follow directions, answer and ask questions, comment, increase vocabulary, and learn daily routines.
You will be able to:
- list research studies addressing the use of music with children with autism
- name three components of a verbally enticing song
- discuss three areas of intervention with children with autism that can be enhanced with music
- list and sing 10 songs used to enhance communication skills in children with autism
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