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Kids, Music ‘n’ Autism

Kids, Music ‘n’ Autism

Bringing out the Music in Your Child

Dorita S. Berger

Quick Overview

Music is a great tool for brain, sensory and skills development for children with autism, but how can you best encourage them to take part in music-based activities? This practical guide tells you everything you need to know about helping children with autism to pursue their love of music, from enjoying listening to concerts to performing in them.
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Paperback / softback
2016, 8.43in x 5.43in / 214mm x 138mm, 168pp
ISBN: 9781785927164
2016, PDF, 168pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-314-7
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Many children with autism feel a natural connection with music, but don't always find it easy to participate in musical activities. Packed with tips, advice and activities, this book shows how music and rhythm can help with brain development and quality of life, and how to encourage a genuine enjoyment of music.

Dr Berger draws on her many years of experience in music-based clinical work, teaching and coaching, to answer common questions regarding musical interactions for children with autism. From what instrument to choose, how to find the right teacher, how to get your child to practice music, and even taking children to public music events, this book has all the essential information for you to dip into as and when needed. With practical information to help you solve problems that may arise, such as sensory overload, let this book guide you and your child towards positive interactions with music, regardless of whether or not they have prior musical abilities.


'As the parent of a teen with autism, I can say first-hand how important music has been in his life, from learning to speak to now socializing in the marching band. This book has practical tips on how to choose an instrument, find a teacher, and even keep up with practice - a must-read for anyone who wishes to expose their child to the benefits of music.'
- Angela Scarpa, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research, Virginia Tech, USA

'This is another great book from Dorita Berger, which is a must-have for every music therapist, educator and parent. Easy to read, it gives a wealth of information on the neuroscience of music, and explains the "why's" and "how's" of music learning. As a parent, I learned a lot myself!'
- Aksana Kavaliova-Moussi, MMT, BMT, MTA, Neurologic Music Therapist


By (author): Dorita S. Berger