Written by: Dr. Brei Carter

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior. While there is no cure for ASD, music therapy can be an effective treatment option for managing symptoms. Music therapy can help children with ASD improve communication skills, social interaction, and self-expression. It can also reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and aggression. 

Music therapy can be tailored to each child’s individual needs, incorporating singing, playing instruments, and movement. Music therapy can also improve cognitive and motor skills in children with ASD. Playing an instrument or singing can improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, while listening to music can improve memory and attention.