In an extract from her thesis Grace Thompson wrote
"The use of music therapy to assist children with autism to develop social communication skills has a long history, dating back to the 1960s. While the use of music therapy with children who have social communication impairments has been widely described, evidence into the effectiveness of music therapy with children with autism spectrum disorder has primarily taken the form of case studies, small quasi experimental research and small experimental designs."
If you're interested in reading her thesis click here, whilst over 100 pages some interesting insights can be gained into the benefits of Music Therapy for children with ASD
If your interested in learning more about Music Therapy but don't have time to read the research see our resident Music Therapist Joanne Rimmer.