Music helps in brain stimulation of your child especially those with Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities.
A variety of special needs can be positively impacted by music therapy. People with autism spectrum disorder have some degree of difficulty with cognitive, social, and verbal function. Therapists have discovered the dramatic power that music can have on people with autism. Because music can stimulate both hemispheres of the brain simultaneously, a therapist can use it to improve cognitive activity and self-awareness at the same time. With increased self-awareness, someone with autism can interact more effectively with others. Even the lyrics of songs can help people with autism because they can provide valuable keys for social interactions.
People with cerebral palsy can receive important cognitive benefits from music that can lead to improvements in dexterity, fine and gross motor function, concentration, alertness, and the reduction of muscle tension. Individuals who struggle with ADD or ADHD can benefit from music in important ways, too. Impulse control is a common issue with ADD and ADHD. Arivu includes music therapy as part of our curriculum and the Arivu music therapy benefits are:
- Speech and communication : Singing custom written songs, to isolate speech sounds and get lots of repetition without monotony. Eg: Big Bear Takes a Bubble Bath
- Fine and gross motor skills : Using instruments like keyboard, to address specific fine and gross motor skills.
- Academic : Putting academic information into a song format so that recall is improved.
- Social skill development : Music therapy groups where your child practices greetings, turn taking, eye contact, requesting, self-expression, collaboration, etc. through musical activities.
- Behavioral : Creating songs and musical stories about appropriate behavior.
- Social-Emotional : Using songs to teach a child how to identify feelings and use coping strategies when they are feeling overwhelmed.