“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.” Victor Hugo We all know music is tied to the emotions. Music helps us release feelings, helps express joy, sorrow, pain and happiness. Music is beneficial for our brains, our health, our memory and well being.
Music is being widely used successfully with handicapped and autistic children. It bridges the language barrier and builds a form of communication not available to children and parents before. It opens the door to language and social skills. The following are just a few of the sites I found online that give examples of music helping autistic children.
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