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Trajectories for Autism Spectrum Research and Music Therapy

"Music therapy has been classified as an emerging discipline—a category containing fields that have shown a degree of effectiveness in current research studies.  Autism Speaks and Sings not only interactively engaged both children and their families, but also raised awareness about the future possibilities of alternative therapies available for children with ASD."

Harvard Medical School has been researching the aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders and has implicated abnormalities in communication, social interaction and behavior. Dr. Martha R. Herbert explains that “brain cells need to follow a regular rhythm to produce a response in the brain. For people with autism, there is less coordination of this rhythm from one point to another. Music helps by creating an organized and regular stimulus to the brain that helps the brain get organized to keep track of the rhythm.”

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