Music Therapy may not be the right approach to rectify Autism in kids


    Music is considered to be a therapeutic deed for the betterment of the autistic kids. However, a recent study has shown that music therapy may not be a corrective measure for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

    The researchers found out that the autistic children from nine countries fared as well as on their social skills whether they received music therapy or not. ASDs are evolutionary disorders that can lead to endemic, social intercourse and discernible challenges.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evaluates one in 68 children have been detected with an ASD.

    The music and ASD go hand in hand since a long time. In a music therapy, an individual assists child extemporary make music through singing, playing and motion. For a new study, researchers enrolled 364 children aged 4 to 7 years from 10 treatment centers from 2011 to 2015. The centers were in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Israel, Italy, Korea, Norway, the UK and the U.S.

    The study conducted combination of usual care a child would receive with ASD. However a random group of children were assigned music therapy. Usual care would include early in depth behavioral intercession to speech and language therapy and sensory motor therapies and medications. Music therapy is also an intervention one can use whenever it is available. It helps in progression of a child in a natural way. After five months of treatment the researchers found out that the two group of children were on same level on a measure of social skills.