Purpose of music therapy?

  • To help people with autism share and develop their voice
  • To build a safe relationship with the therapist and, where relevant, group members through music making
  • To explore mood and emotions
  • To address particular difficulties, eg transitions
  • To develop interaction in safe, structured musical activities

Benefits of music therapy?

  • Increased attention and awareness of self and others
  • Enhanced self esteem
  • Development of social and musical skills
  • Possibilities for family members and carers to interact with and understand their loved ones in a new context
  • Opportunities for fun and creative expression
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