The calming effect music has on Franklin is undeniable. He has an obvious affinity with music.
Whenever music is played he completely focuses in on it, all encompassing, seeming to block out all other sensory stimuli. We use it at home and also now in school as a calming tool when he is overwhelmed.
Music is becoming increasingly popular as a tool in autism therapy. The impact of music is believed to improve social functioning and brain connectivity.
Research and studies continue but I can personally see the huge benefits. I love nothing more than watching Franklin listening to music and how fully engaged and calm he is in that moment.
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