Autism and Music – What are the facts and how effective is music therapy for autistic people?

Some fascinating facts about autistic people and music.

A few years ago I found myself at a party where one of the hosts was a doctor.

So unsurprisingly many of the guests were also physicians. The subject of autism came up (can’t remember how) and he told me that he had looked at the whole area of autism and music therapy. Music therapy he felt that in many cases it was extremely effective.

I was reminded of this conversation when I spotted this fascinating infographic.

The purpose of this blog post is to find out how well music therapy works for people on the autistic spectrum.

Now we have never used it for our son. On the whole he finds music a bit overwhelming especially when loud. So I’m very keen on hearing the views of other people.

It would be great if you could share your experiences in the comments section below. You might want to consider the following questions but everything you would like to share will be of interest to our readers:-

a) Have you or a loved one ever used music therapy because of ASD?
b) What did the music therapy involve?
c) How effective was the music therapy?
d) What is the role of music in your or their lives?
e) Finally would you recommend music therapy for others?

Thanks very much in advance!

10 Surprising Facts about Autism and Music

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