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How teaching music can help autistic children

Sheila Scott looks at the benefits of teaching music to autistic children in the areas of social interaction, sense of self and psychomotor skills.  In a blog published by Oxford University Press, she explains how music allows students to interact with others in a non-verbal way, express themselves and improve their motor skills. The author adds that the calming effects of music can help children focus on listening to and carrying out instructions. Sheila Scott is the author of Music Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A resource for teachers (OUP, 2017)

Date added: 16 March 2017