Autistic spectrum conditions
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Working with people on the autistic spectrum

Music therapy can be very helpful for those with a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum. Involvement in music making can both stimulate and relax a person leading to very positive changes.

Music therapy with children can:

  • help a child to listen
  • encourage spontaneous play
  • stir a desire to communicate
  • strengthen muscles and improve co-ordination
  • help the child to build relationships
  • improve concentration
  • provide a means of self expression
  • stimulate language development through songs and turn taking
  • excite imagination and creativity
Useful Links
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Autism Research Centre (Organisation)
The North East Autism Society provides a wide – and ever growing – range of services for children, young people and adults who have autism spectrum conditions.
Research Autism (Organisation)