Music , Rhythm and Autism
While individuals with autism face many challenges including communication and repetitive “tick-like” behaviors, they often excel in music….Percussion activities are a big boon for kids/adults with autism in many ways
It helps them to work with consistency in day to day tasks and chores as it has preliminary affect on concentration, attention ,focus, behavior and at times communication.
It improves rhythm ,dexterity and timing
“A drum circle is a rhythm-based event that utilizes a variety of hand drums and percussion instruments to empower a community of participants with the ability to create beautiful, spontaneous music.”
In addition, percussion activities can give non verbal children a voice and a means to express their emotion through the rhythm, tone, and volume of their drumming.
It is surely a sensory “rich” experience. It assists with reinforcing body awareness, touch, vision, and hearing skills. There have been reports of children becoming less sensitive to loud sounds after participating in such activities
Motor skills are enhanced.
Participants who are playing percussion instruments utilize eye/hand coordination, vestibular movement and visual perception. Motor skills emphasized include coordination, strength, and endurance as hands and arms are moving and the body is swaying to the rhythm.
Percussion is not only by means of tabla , drumming is the best to do this ….
My blog is based on a research study By Robert Damm, PhD. …
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