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ART / PLAY / MUSIC THERAPY

Art therapy and other therapies integrate psychotherapy, and
they are also used in combination with other types of therapy.

Is Art therapy best practice for children with autism?
A researcher is working with art therapists to find better ways to treat children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Researchers were able to develop a set of guidelines for delivering art therapy to children who have ASD.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170720103604.htm

Is Challenge-based intervention more effective in reducing the level of autism?
A new study finds outdoor challenge-based interventions may be effective in reducing the overall severity of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptoms.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170215120950.htm

How preferred play work for children with autism?
Play preferences of children with autism spectrum disorder were observed in a community-based museum designed to enable children to choose their preferred play activity. In this naturalistic setting, children with ASD preferred play options with a strong sensory component.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130816125311.htm

Does Music therapy improve behavior in children with autism?
Weekly music therapy sessions can have a positive effect on behavior in children with autism, reports a new article. In a study of 41 children, improvements were seen particularly in inattentive behaviors over a ten month period.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130219140100.htm