Music Therapy

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If your child responds well to music, consider music therapy for autism at Little Champs Therapy & Yoga. Our certified music therapist encourages children and adults with autism to communicate through music while offering sensory experiences in the process. Our music therapists strives towards improving communication skills in areas ranging from language development to self-expression.

How little champs can help your child

One of the reasons that music has quickly become a tool used in autism therapy is that it can stimulate both hemispheres of our brain, rather than just one. Our certified music therapist addresses many different types of psychological, social, physical, cognitive, language and behavioral issues.

Our music therapist uses a song or instrument to support cognitive activity to build self-awareness and improve relationships with others. The therapist encourages communicative behavior and interaction with others, which is something that children with autism have great difficulty with. For children dealing with autism, interacting with others can be difficult, but through introducing an instrument to their therapy, they may bond first with the object and then open up to others interacting with their instruments as well.

what to expect in music therapy

The music therapy sessions at Little Champs usually involve crucial communication building exercise as well as relaxing playtime and motivation. Our therapists will give your child the chance to develop these new skills slowly by introducing one activity at a time whether it be singing, dancing, listening, or playing your own sounds on an instrument by offering patience and a safe learning environment.

benefits of music therapy for autism

Music therapy helps people with autism in the following ways:

  • Increases language comprehension skills– Our therapist play songs that relate to specific activities to help your child understand the meanings of words.
  • Encourages speech:The therapy will involve adding syllable and consonant-vowel sounds to music to increase language skills. The sounds help the person understand the pronunciation of words.
  • Helps with sensory issues:The music therapy helps stimulate senses, focus attention and redirect self-stimulating behaviors toward socially appropriate behavior.
  • Improves two-way communication:The therapy will help build social skills and encourage peer interaction and conversation.
  • Promotes self-expression and emotional response:The therapy allows a person with autism to play music, dance, move, make noise or sing to express emotions.
  • Reduces monotone speech: Singing during our therapy session helps reduce monotonic speech by providing examples of the rhyming, word pronunciation and flow of speech accompanied by music.