Music therapy may not help autistic kids
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) don't benefit from the addition of music therapy on top of their usual treatments, according to results from a large international clinical trial.
Researchers found that children with ASD in nine countries scored similarly on a test of their social skills whether or not they had received the music therapy.
"Music therapy - like many other interventions that have been suggested - does not improve autism symptoms," said senior author Christian Gold, of the Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Center and Uni Research Health in Bergen, Norway.
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- 9th August 2017
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