April 2nd is World Autism Awareness day. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that is a result of a neurological disorder. Many children with Autism have impairments in social interactions, verbal and nonverbal communications and experience restricted repetitive behaviours and interests.
Music Therapy is an effective way to break the verbal barriers that challenge those with Autism. Music is nonverbal and nonthreatening and can be used to facilitate certain behavioural, verbal and social goals. Many people with Autism show signs of musical inclination through perfect pitch and musicality which music therapists use to gain a verbal or nonverbal connection.
WHERE WORDS FAIL MUSIC SPEAKS -Hans Christian Andersen