Adapted Music Lessons for Students with ASD

Adapted Lessons for Students with ASD


Students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) display a peculiar style of information processing, preferring to process the parts of stimuli

over patterns and coherent wholes (Happe & Frith, 2006).

Deficits in thinking flexibly and in holistic processing of stimuli would each interfere with understanding the social world because

social interaction requires quick integration of information from various sources and evaluation of alternative possibilities (Butcher, J.N., et al., 2013).

As music builds and strengthens the auditory, visual/spatial, and motor areas of the brain, it could help in developing and improving social interaction.