Autism Spectrum Disorder and Music Therapy
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!
Music Therapists’ Perceptions of the Therapeutic Potentials Using Music When Working with Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Qualitative Analysis
In response to a noted research gap on the therapeutic use of music with children with autism
who communicate verbally, researchers from the University of Haifa in Israel and University of
Melbourne in Australia explored how music therapists use and perceive the role of music when
working with children with existing verbal skills…
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)….
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…