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The impact of music therapy on symptoms of autism spectrum disorder and the comparisons of several music therapy approaches

Author Affiliations

  • 1The Westminster Schools, Atlanta GA 30327, USA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 8, Issue (3), Pages 34-39, July,14 (2019)


Music intervention is commonly used in the treatment of children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Music is an instrument used to meet the patients needs hence plays a crucial role in autism management. The aims of the study were: To pinpoint the distinct kinds of music therapy used for autistic children, identify the various effective method of music remedy for autistic children and, lastly, recollect the advantages of music therapy for autistic children. Orff therapy, Creative music therapy, VibroAcoustic therapy, guided imagery, Drum circles and the Bonny method of music have all proven to be useful as established by the study. All methods were established to be effective for treating symptoms of ASD; however, depending on the goals of the therapies, some may be more beneficial than others. A wide range of people with an autism spectrum disorder can use musical intervention. Researches have demonstrated that music therapies are valid as they offer patients a sense of encouragement and security leading to more human interactions. However, many autistic children are limited from using the treatment due to the high costs and unavailability.


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