Music fine tunes the autistic brain!

Autism research, as well as ADHD, dyslexia and auditory processing disorder research, are using music processing and music learning as a tool to better understand each condition. This is because listening to and learning music engages so many different structures and functions in the brain and is a tool to study connectivity and neuroplasticity.

Professional Development for Australian Music Teachers! Sign up today

This randomised study with young autistic children used a short (8-12 week) music intervention to see what impact it would have in their behaviour, memory and behaviour. It found that the music intervention boost connectivity in some areas (auditory and motor) and redirected the over-connectivity common in autistic children between the auditory and visual areas.

Imagine what type of changes a music learning intervention like this could make over 6-12 months. That would be a great study to see!

Check out the article here: http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/10/466/eaav6056.full

Get a FREE BBB KeepCup with a new Annual or Monthly Membership

Get a free BBB KeepCup when you purchase an annual or monthly membership. What better way to enjoy all the new research and resources you will get access to than with your perfect coffee or revitalising tea from our exclusive BBB KeepCup.

Purchase a membership today!

Have you completed the survey?

Make sure you have answered all of the questions in the survey. If not, you will not receive an invoice and your position will not be secured. Be sure to click the 'submit' button at the end of the form!

Yes, I have

Sign up to our newsletter and stay up to date

Thank you for contacting us

We'll get back to you as soon as possible