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Autism spectrum disorder

Music therapy intervention when working with people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has a relatively long history of interest and subsequent research.

Over the last fifty years, evidence-based research indicates that music therapy is proving to be effective with children with ASD. In this time, there have been numerous publications, including general texts and case studies on this subject from all over the world – making it one of the clinical areas that has received the most attention in the music therapy literature.

Early intervention with music therapy

At CIMTR, we work alongside practitioners and academics to explore how specific approaches, such as improvisational music therapy, affect growth and development of young children with ASD – advancing further understanding of the clinical application of music therapy in this area.

Recent research and publications

If you are interested in collaborating with CIMTR to help advance research and practice in this area, email [email protected]