Music can directly impact people, regardless of age. It can influence our mood and facilitate concentration and focus. It is also a great tool to improve productivity and creativity. Several studies have proven the effectiveness of music in enhancing our cognitive abilities. 

Listening therapy also known as APP or Audio-Psycho-Phonology is a systematic therapeutic program that utilizes music specifically curated for an individual. The music brings about positive improvements in an individual’s creativity, auditory processing, motor coordination, executive functioning, communication skills, social interaction, emotional intelligence, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. 

Let’s take a look at what to expect with listening therapy and its benefits for children with special needs...

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Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is a complex disorder related to brain development. Although people with ASD may have similar symptoms, they manifest in varying degrees of severity.

Children under ASD are unique in their own right. They have their own sets of strengths and challenges. In such cases, autism centers can assist parents in providing the appropriate treatment to alleviate their challenges and improve their quality of life. 

Although we have come a long way from raising awareness and acknowledging ASD, there are still hurdles to overcome and people to educate, especially in breaking the stigma surrounding children with ASD. Let’s take a look at some of the best practices to break the stigma against ASD one step at a time.

Encourage Discourse

An effective way to break the st...

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Now that SEN or Special Educational Needs children are being integrated into mainstream schools, it is only imperative to consider the demand to have educators that specialize in teaching special needs children. Special needs educators play a crucial role in ensuring that SEN students receive a high quality of learning much like their neurotypical peers. 

Let’s examine the different ways how training SEN teachers is proving crucial in creating meaningful opportunities for SEN children to develop life skills and help them realize their full potential. 

  1. Teaching Educators To Guide Students With Special Needs To Achieve Their Goals

Training is essential for professionals who want to become SEN educators...

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Parents of children under the autism spectrum have one thing in common – it is their desire to provide the highest quality of life for their special children. There are several therapies available to alleviate the different challenges that both parents and children with ASD experience. 

Intensive therapy at the earliest stage of a child’s life (otherwise known as early intervention) has proved to be the most effective in enabling children with ASD to succeed in life. 

A large number of children with ASD receive substantial gains when undergoing Applied Behavioral Analysis or ABA Therapy. Dr. Ivar Lovaas, who pioneered ABA Therapy, once mentioned that 47 percent of ASD children who received intensive ABA therapy blended among their peers with ease...

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