- It engages multiple senses at once (aural, touch, balance, and yes, vision).
- It is highly predictable and repetitious.
- It can provide many different types of sounds and tactile sensations with different instruments.
- It can be communal.
These are just a few aspects of music that have been shown to be useful with receiving and responding to sensory information. In addition to that, music therapists are trained to create an atmosphere that is not too overstimulating for a child.
If you would like to learn more, our team members Kristin and Becky teamed up with STAR Institute to go more in-depth about the process of utilizing music for sensory needs. You can find that information at: https://members.spdstar.org/store/viewproduct.aspx?id=17310645&fbclid=IwAR2wBGHe6H0YRz0nyCMAuFGcxFwTko6wH_CxVb6GSrtSNJa0ZBWxcuLb0IU