Autism Spectrum Disorder and Music Therapy

Research Reviews

As part of our commitment to providing evidence-based care, The Harrison Center’s music therapists regularly review summarize important music therapy research relevant to our patients. Please let us know if you have an article or topic you’d like to see summarized here! 

How can music therapy improve attention?

Assessing the Impact of Music Therapy on Sensory Gating and Attention in Children with Autism: A Pilot and Feasibility Study

In an effort to progress understanding of physiological responses to music intervention, researchers from Colorado State University examined the impact of a music therapy protocol on sensory processing and attention in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)….

More than the Music

The Therapeutic Relationship as Predictor of Change in Music Therapy with Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

In a study of children with ASD, researchers from The Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre in Norway found that quality of the therapeutic relationship between music therapists and children they work with was associated with social skill development…

The Harrison Center for Music Therapy, LLC

The Harrison Center for Music Therapy, LLC provides music-based therapeutic interventions to all ages and abilities in Houston and surrounding areas. The Harrison Center Staff utilizes music therapy to address individualized functional goals for our clients.