Music therapy: rhythm and autism
Below I have linked a fascinating article exploring movement challenges in children on the autism spectrum and the role rhythm can play in addressing these challenges. In my work with children and adults on the autism spectrum I have observed motor challenges to be very common and have always been surprised this is not an area typically highlighted in the traditional diagnosis traits. I have found music therapy to be an effective method of supporting growth and development in motor planning challenges in children with autism spectrum disorders.
Rhythm, music and autism: using rhythmic rehabilitation research as a model for autism