According to the American Music Therapy Association:
Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession
that uses music to address physical,
emotional, cognitive, and
social needs of individuals of all ages. Music therapy improves
of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and
adults with disabilities or illnesses. Music therapy interventions can be designed to:
promote physical rehabilitation.
Research in music therapy
supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and
For more information about music therapy and individuals with diagnoses on the autism spectrum, please read this PDF document from the American Music Therapy Association.
For more information about music therapy and young children, please read this PDF document from the American Music Therapy Association.