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“Does music therapy work for children with autism?”: Evidence-Based Practice, Research, and More.

The majority of children I treat as a music therapist have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children diagnosed with ASD often require additional therapeutic support to strengthen their communication, motor coordination, cognition, academic, and social-emotional skills. People often ask me, “does music therapy work for children with autism?” To which I explain that music therapy is […]

“Words with My Friend:” Original Song to Improve Communication Skills

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Goal: To improve communication skills. Objectives: The child will verbalize a social greeting (e.g., “hi” or “bye”) The child will demonstrate nonverbal communication by nodding for “yes” and shaking head for “no.” The child will demonstrate expressive communication by verbalizing “go.” The child will demonstrate receptive communication by stopping when prompted. LYRICS: V1: When I […]