of musical competence responded differently to volume, melody, rhythm, pitch, and type of music.

Movement to the music can help to improve coordination and body awareness as well.

Music Therapy can help to create a relationship between the student and therapist. It can also teach social skills that can be generalized to non-musical settings. Participants may also benefit by strengthening their use of their lips, tongue, jaws, and teeth with instruments. Music therapy can facilitate communication by encouraging speech and vocalization. The rhythmic characteristics of the music can replace stereotypic behaviors. Movement to the music can help to improve coordination and body awareness as well. Singing develops articulation, rhythm, and breath control

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