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How music help in Autism?

Music is the best thing to keep yourself relaxed in this busy schedule. It gives many therapeutic advantages for the person who is suffering from autism. It helps to build verbal and non - verbal communication tools , enhance motor skills and also improve the communication with others. Through music an autistic person can easily process emotions.


Okay guys now let us understand what autism is?


Autism 

Autism is a very serious neurodevelopmental issue  which influences the way a person perceives and interacts with the people around them. Or we can say Autism spectrum is a disorder that impacts the nervous system of humans and influence  the overall cognitive, emotional and social health of that particular person .



Communication  People who are suffering from autism is behave differently. Some of them are non speaking, used to prefer sign language, and don't want to speak much. Some autistic people may use language differently and communicate using scripts or  have idiosyncratic language. Some may interpret others' words  very literally and benefit from clear, direct communication, while others may enjoy sarcasm.


Music Therapy  for Autism
Music Therapy for Autism


Differences in non-verbal communication: Non-verbal communication also often looks different in autistic people. There may be  different use of facial expressions, gestures, body language or tone of voice. Some autistic people may use limited eye contact because they may find eye contact  overwhelming or painful.


Sensory Issues: Differences in sensory processing are a common part of the autistic experience. Some autistic people may have more pronounced sensory sensitivity, while others  fit a more sensory-oriented profile. It is also common for sensory and sensory properties to be present in the same individual.


Special Interests: Autistic people can delve deeply into areas that interest them. Special interests can be a great source of joy and a way to connect with others who may share our special interests. Autistic people are sometimes described as "monotropic" and, according to autism self-advocate James Ward-Sinclair, are capable of "worrying greatly about anything we put our minds to.


Stimming: Autistic stimming, also known as repetitive or stereotypic behaviors, include repetitive movements such as waving your hands, rocking, repeating words or phrases, or listening to the same song over and over.1 Stimulation is a way to convey sensory information. to remain calm in complex sensory environments. Stimulation helps  reduce stress and prevent overstimulation and nervous breakdowns.


Current Approaches to Autism Support

When considering therapeutic approaches to supporting an autistic person, the most useful approaches are neurodiversity affirmation approaches, which identify any needs or challenges they may have and provide support based on their natural strengths. Therapeutic approaches that attempt to alter, “fix,” or “correct” autistic traits so that the individual appears more neurotypical can be incredibly harmful.



Current approaches to autism support include:


Occupational Therapy (OT): Because sensory differences are a common part of the autistic experience, working with an OT can be helpful in identifying any sensory needs that may exist. OT can then help create a “sensory diet” and offer suggestions for sensory adjustments in the environment that will help  meet the individual’s sensory needs. Occupational therapists can also help with fine motor skills and activities of daily living.


Speech therapy: Some autistic people may benefit from  speech and communication support. The main goal of speech therapy is always communication, not necessarily speaking. A speech-language pathologist (SLP) can help the individual find the method of communication that is most comfortable for them, whether it is  speech, an AAC device, sign language, letter boards, or typing.


Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy can provide support in the areas of gross motor skills, balance, coordination and strength development. Because some autistic people also experience dyspraxia or low muscle tone, a physical therapist can be helpful in identifying problem areas  and providing support in those areas if needed.



 













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