Special Education Music Therapy Research
Tuned in to Learning® is a special education music curriculum which incorporates a variety of research-based techniques from the fields of special education, autism, Neurologic Music Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis.
Our special education music curriculum is intended to be used as an integrated approach within the student’s wider educational or home program and is not a substitute for music therapy provided by a Board Certified Music Therapist or other therapy services.
Research Highlights :
- Individuals with autism and Williams syndrome diagnoses demonstrate elevated music strengths.
- Music can act as a mnemonic device to improve memory.
- Music can act as an aesthetic to elicit attention, motivation, and positive mood.
- Rhythm can act as a timekeeper for movement.
- Singing and chanting can access different neurological pathways to speech.
Pilot studies have also been completed by educators on the use of Tuned in to Learning in their classrooms and can be explored below.
– The Effects of Music Therapy on the Interaction of Verbal and Non-verbal Skills of Students with Moderate to Severe Autism
– The Effects of Music Therapy on the Social Behavior of Children with Autism
In addition, a variety of research links are provided below citing the benefits of music as a therapeutic support: